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Gave a public lecture on Singapore's pragmatism at the National Museum of Singapore, 17 August 2019

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

The Singapore model of development and governance has often been described and celebrated as pragmatic. In this talk, "Will pragmatism undermine Singapore's national identity?", Kenneth Paul Tan discussed the ways in which the Singaporean nation-building project has been served by pragmatism, how it can be undermined by a debased form of pragmatism, and what dystopian futures we might expect if that happens.

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HistoriaSG Lecture 5 17 Aug 2019 Kenneth
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