Category Archives: Social & Political Studies

India’s Long Road

India is in a headlong rush to modernize its economy. Scarcely a week goes by without news of India’s economic renaissance. To be sure, India’s economic performance of late has been impressive. India has now surpassed China and the United

India’s Long Road

India is in a headlong rush to modernize its economy. Scarcely a week goes by without news of India’s economic renaissance. To be sure, India’s economic performance of late has been impressive. India has now surpassed China and the United

A Culture of Growth

The world today is richer than it has ever been. Why is this? Joel Mokyr’s central contention in A Culture of Growth is that “what happened in the economies of the world in the past three centuries was a function

A Culture of Growth

The world today is richer than it has ever been. Why is this? Joel Mokyr’s central contention in A Culture of Growth is that “what happened in the economies of the world in the past three centuries was a function

Speaking Truth About Power

  Singapore may have come a long way since independence, but yesterday’s puzzles appear to have returned with a vengeance: the old conundrums of culture and geography are here again, along with newer challenges of social cohesion, infrastructural decay, and

Speaking Truth About Power

  Singapore may have come a long way since independence, but yesterday’s puzzles appear to have returned with a vengeance: the old conundrums of culture and geography are here again, along with newer challenges of social cohesion, infrastructural decay, and

Singapore: Unlikely Power

Singapore spent 2015 celebrating its jubilee as sovereign state, an event overshadowed by the death of its first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, whose People’s Action Party (PAP) has steered the island-nation’s development since independence in 1965. As the nation

Singapore: Unlikely Power

Singapore spent 2015 celebrating its jubilee as sovereign state, an event overshadowed by the death of its first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, whose People’s Action Party (PAP) has steered the island-nation’s development since independence in 1965. As the nation

Feature: Money Changes Everything, How Finance Made Civilization Possible

Professor Goetzmann’s magisterial survey covers key developments in the history of finance, beginning with the invention of money nearly 6000 years ago in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. Money has been the economic lifeblood of all human societies

Feature: Money Changes Everything, How Finance Made Civilization Possible

Professor Goetzmann’s magisterial survey covers key developments in the history of finance, beginning with the invention of money nearly 6000 years ago in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. Money has been the economic lifeblood of all human societies

Queer spaces make queer lives

  When I think of queer Berlin, I think – albeit narrowly – of the men dancing with me to DJ Boris at the Snax party at Berghain last Easter Sunday: thousands of sweaty revelers, some wearing leathers, some wearing

Queer spaces make queer lives

  When I think of queer Berlin, I think – albeit narrowly – of the men dancing with me to DJ Boris at the Snax party at Berghain last Easter Sunday: thousands of sweaty revelers, some wearing leathers, some wearing

et filios …

“Singapore is our native land, but to be Singaporean is to be your native land. All flesh all action, Harry, make me certain. Make me useful.” (Amanda Lee Koe) In Nomine Patris … is a collection of written pieces by

et filios …

“Singapore is our native land, but to be Singaporean is to be your native land. All flesh all action, Harry, make me certain. Make me useful.” (Amanda Lee Koe) In Nomine Patris … is a collection of written pieces by