Tag: Lee Kuan Yew

Presidential Systems Allow Mass Media to Promote Fatuous Politicians While Neglecting Intelligent Ones

The US media is in the midst of a collective obsession over a newly elected Congresswoman called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Democratic party. In many ways, Ocasio-Cortez is the liberal version of Donald Trump for the following reasons: –Both enjoy goading their respective bases with radical policies which challenge a long held […]

In a Parliamentary System The Conviction of Imelda Marcos Would Have Fewer Political Implications

Former Philippine First Lady and long serving member of Congress Imelda Marcos was just convicted of engaging in graft stemming from decades old allegations. The conviction which is likely to be appealed casts doubt on Imelda’s planned election run for the governorship of Ilocos Norte. Beyond this, the conviction has one obvious […]

Brazil’s Broken Presidential System: An Extremist Like Bolsonaro Would Not Have Won in a Parliamentary Democracy

Jair Bolsonaro – a true extremist  Asia woke up and Europe went to sleep with the news that South America’s largest nation had just elected Jair Bolsonaro as the new Brazilian President after round two of elections on the 28th of October. Bolsonaro had a commanding plurality of votes in the first […]

Harvard’s Anti-Asian Race Scandal is a Helpful Reminder of How Lee Kuan Yew Got it Right

When modern Malaysia was formed in 1963 as a union between The Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo, the multicultural and geographically non-contiguous state had a rich cultural heritage at its disposal in order to help define its modern statehood. However, both internal and external pressures made it so […]