Today's date:
Spring 1996

Singapore: Post Liberal City of the Future

Nathan Gardels, editor of NPQ, originally wrote this article for the Washington Post.

Singapore - Fashionable though it may be to vilify Singapore as just one more historically outmoded dictatorship, a case can be made that it ought to be extolled as a model for the future when the center of gravity of human civilization shifts to Asia. Probably no place on the planet is as prepared to enter the 21st century as this orderly high-tech, middle-class, multiculturally tolerant - but post-liberal - city-state.

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