Ong Ye Kung Facebook photo sent by Chuan-Jin. A great visual on Singapore elites and elitism.
Book review of “The Ruling Elite” and excerpts of academic work by Associate Professor Michael Barr.
Book Review – Singapore: A Modern History, by Michael Barr
Barr's intellect and more nuanced perspectives come through in this book, in which the content dives deep into Singapore’s history from a political, geographic, and economic view.
PAP Royal Bloodline: Aristocracy or Meritocracy?
A combined PAP family tree. Meritocracy, aristocracy, or government nepotism? You decide.
Excerpts from “Marxists in Singapore?”, by Michael Barr
The official amnesia is perhaps a convenient cover for the fact that there never was a conspiracy, Marxist or otherwise.
Excerpts from “The Bonsai under the Banyan Tree”, by Michael Barr
Singapore's democratic processes are a bonsai version of the real thing, meaning that what passes for democracy is constrained, pruned, stunted, and mainly for show.
Book Review: The Ruling Elite of Singapore, by Michael Barr
The Ruling Elite of Singapore is a brilliant publication, in which Michael Barr explores "the complex and covert networks of power" in the city-state of Singapore.
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