Thinking Aloud - Singapore bicentennial: An island's journey

Instead of angst over the bicentennial, draw lessons from the past

Instead of angst over the bicentennial, draw lessons from the past

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The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

So the late British prime minister and famed orator, Winston Churchill, is once supposed to have said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 27, 2019, with the headline Instead of angst over the bicentennial, draw lessons from the past. Subscribe