On this website, you’ll find essays on Singapore politics, media and society. The blog picks up from my first book, Singapore: The Air-Conditioned Nation, published in 2000. I have separate blogs devoted to media issues in Singapore and Asia, which you can reach via my main site. Thank you for visiting. – Cherian George



General Election 2011

Decades of depoliticisation, in which normal politics has been replaced by technocratic administration, seem to have given way to an openly contentious culture. – READ MORE

Can the PAP remake itself?

The case for bold reform is that this could finally enable the PAP to seize the political initiative, in a way that the current gradualism has not. – READ MORE

Managing multiculturalism

Horizontal trust is important, because that is what helps us put things in perspective when we face provocations. – READ MORE