Global Voices Online - Blog Archive - Singapore: Debater Talks Debate
Singaporean student debater Shaun Lee posts some observations on his blog Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc on how the dissolution of Asian confidence after the economic and political crises of the late 1990s has led to opportunities for new thought: “The triumphantism of Asian Democracy and Asian Values were contingent on the good times rolling and a perception of the West in decline. The rejuvination of the West, the relative decline of the East, the failure of Asian Democracy to weather the storm has led to what we have today, the beginnings of real debate.
Well, that's true I suppose but I fear people looking reading that actual post may be rather disappointed by the rather different nature of that content of that post because it is primarily reviewing a 1993 article on Asian Democracy read in the light of history.
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