I was politically indifferent and apathetic as a teen in Singapore. This was due to a climate of fear induced by the PAP government's history of undermining the press and judiciary, and silencing dissent.
According to AAC&U, academic freedom allows for those working within a scholarly community to "develop the intellectual and personal qualities required of citizens in a vibrant democracy and participants in a vigorous economy."
Is Singapore a democracy or a dictatorship? A personal reflection beginning with some thoughts on the Singapore constitution.
When I was growing up in Singapore, what caused me a lot of grief was the education system...