30 Aug '15, 2pm

@FareedZakaria Ur set on Singapore vs USA was total left BS. What an awful way to live. No choices. Yuck!

@FareedZakaria Ur set on Singapore vs USA was total left BS. What an awful way to live. No choices. Yuck!

Modeled on its prototype in London's Hyde Park, Singapore's heavily publicized new Speakers Corner opened for business last September. More than 100 local and foreign journalists thronged to Hong Lim Park to watch the landmark event. In this tiny Southeast Asian island country, where public speeches to more than five persons had long been prohibited, and where opposition politician Chee Soon Juan was jailed for attempting such a speech a year before, the government was now permitting citizens to assemble to speak and be heard. It seemed a significant change. Yet, so far Speakers Corner has hardly become a forum for spirited political dialogue. On an average day in the park, an elderly man clambered atop his soapbox and railed at length--about how loudly a neighbor played his music. The spectators chatted among themselves and paid the speakers little heed. When the human ri...

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