Writing to Brian Leiter, Axel Gelfert, a philosopher at NUS, pushes back against the stereotype of Singaporeans as robotic citizens:
[T]here is a robust amount of political speech at NUS — not least thanks to the NUS Political Association ( http://www.nuspa.org/ ), the NUS Democratic Socialist Club (another University-recognized society), and the various Departments and Colleges. I’ve attended events on such topics as immigration, abortion, the Middle East, and freedom of speech, during which the debate lacked none of the vigour found at European or American university campuses.
Good to hear! Now for such developments to hopefully spill out into wider society.
Previous post on the Yale-Singapore hook-up here.