Sunday, April 08, 2012

"No Disrespect" to Yale

The Yale-NUS debacle had been going on for a while.  Though I'm a Singaporean, I don't wish to take sides on the matter.  While I think the Yale faculty's concerns were somewhat merited, they could certainly learn more about Singapore as some of the comments feels condescending and Ivory-Towerish.  But I feel rather bemused when I read this report from Today.  "No disrespect"?!?!  Come on.  Let's call a spade a spade, and then we may perhaps recognize the differences and progress from there.  I immediately thought of this clip from Conan when I hear the words: "No disrespect" .

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