What dreams for Singapore, in these gloomy times?

Building a fair, just society can be one vision to lift us above current challenges, hold hope that carries us forward in a shared destiny

Around the world, lives are put on pause. Some have been punctured.

In the United States, the onset of September - usually a time of fresh beginnings as Americans return from summer holidays, and schools open for a new academic year - is stalked by the smell of fear instead. New waves of Covid-19 cases could rise and overwhelm the country.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 30, 2020, with the headline 'What dreams for Singapore, in these gloomy times?'. Print Edition | Subscribe