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Book review: Hard Choices

Book review: Hard Choices

The opening line of this book is as follows: “Singapore’s economic success masks some uncomfortable truths about life in this city-state.” The text is very neatly organised into three sections: I.    The Limits of Singapore Exceptionalism II.   Policy Alternatives for Post-Consensus Singapore III.  Governance and... 

Book review: Priest in Geylang

Book review: Priest in Geylang

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Priest in Geylang, The Untold Story of the Geylang Catholic Centre by Fr Guillaume Arotcarena is not a seedy novel about a Catholic priest in some religious establishment. It is a serious book told in a simple and at times, humorous manner. It is about the reappearance of civil society after... 

Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices faces effective ban in China

Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices faces effective ban in China

(27 June 2014)          Publisher says Chinese firms have turned down translation rights and major importer refuses to distribute English copies. Hillary Clinton‘s bestselling memoir Hard Choices has in effect been banned in China less than a month after its release, the publisher Simon & Schuster has said. The... 

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