Amy Chua and the big little lies of US meritocracy

"Nothing is fun until you are good at it," said Professor Amy Chua in her book Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother. Eight years later, the Yale law don continues to display her prowess.

This week, Ms Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, Prof Chua's daughter, was hired as a clerk by Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh - for whom her mother vouched during his stormy Senate hearings last autumn.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2019, with the headline 'Amy Chua and the big little lies of US meritocracy'. Print Edition | Subscribe