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August 23, 2005

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Factory

"he at least acknowledges the sheer amount of damage ethnic rivalry can do to good government"
Hmm ethnic rivalry is usually stoked by bad government, indeed I don't think it would be too far out to say that most serious ethnic rivalry is supported by bad governments.
Singapore's method of succession means that it could be one dead dictator away from a bad government.

Abiola Lapite

"Hmm ethnic rivalry is usually stoked by bad government"

Ethnic rivalry both stokes *and* is stoked by bad government, as any glance at a history of far too many Third World countries will tell you. It is wishful thinking to believe that such rivalries wouldn't exist without governments to stir them up.

"Singapore's method of succession means that it could be one dead dictator away from a bad government."

On that much we can agree, and that is why I don't agree with Lee Kuan Yew's "formula."

ktchong

If you did not agree with Lee's "formula", what solution would you propose? The America-style or Malaysia-style "affirmative action", both which have proven to be policy failures that have done more harm than good?

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