"The Jews of Southeast Asia"
November 19, 2012 8:11 AM Subscribe
A Singapore student replies to a HuffPo article by Yale lecturer Jim Sleeper suggesting that the current conflict in the Middle East should be blamed on Singapore.
The undercurrent, as exposed in the rebuttal, revolves around the new Yale-NUS liberal arts college being set up in Singapore. Some faculty have criticized this move, citing Singapore's unsavoury human and civil rights record. Jim Sleeper has commented on Yale-NUS several times before.
A related issue is also discussed in a follow-up post:
Most of all, independent of this particular article/issue/whatever, I wrote that first blogpost — and it is a personal blogpost, not an article! — because I am very, very tired of condescending neocolonialist sentiment masquerading as progressive, liberal discourse. I am tired of being described as living in a “dictatorship,” I am tired of being talked about like an anomaly to be dealt with. I am tired of HuffPo contributors deciding for me what my problems are. I am tired of my identity and experience being erased for the sake of your elitist ideologues.
This post was deleted for the following reason: I feel like if there's some substantial and interesting non-flamebait content in here it'd be better to make a post that just presented that without the cheeky framing above the fold. -- cortex
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