Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quote of the week: Singapore needs creative messiness

To become a great centre for the arts and culture, like New York or London, Singapore needs unbridled freedom of speech and expression, and some tolerance for the creative messiness that accompanies it. It is freedom of speech in all its manifestations that enables a nation to generate an abiding grand narrative or a myth that binds its people.

Narain Batra, a professor of communications at Norwich University in the US, arguing in the Times of India that the Singapore government needs to loosen up if it is to fulfill its goal of becoming a "leading cultural capital".   

Hat-tip to The Online Citizen.

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