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FinallyGivenIn7 karma

Hello, What do you think is the most recent development in Singapore history that you have contributed to?

Btw you should crosspost this to /r/askhistorians and /r/singapore too!

FinallyGivenIn6 karma

Hmm thanks for your reply. if you do not mind me asking a follow up question, i am going to base my question on these two articles here and here. From what i get, it is true that both of you are using the same archives. But you seem to be using different primary sources to support your arguments. Furthermore, PM Lee has argued just last year that they had proof the Barisan Socialis has been inflitrated by the communists.

For my question, how do your reading of primary sources refute their arguments and their own reading and selection of primary sources? While primary sources are fantastic for constructing your argument, it is easy to be biased if you do not do a critical reading and forget the big picture as a result.

FinallyGivenIn3 karma

Not every thread, more like 90% of it. Do a search for Singapore there, especially the Fall of SG, and you will get very broad, general answers. It is a fact of life that Reddit, being a Western country populated by Western people will have a strong bias(hah-hah) towards Western and European history. Talk a look at their recommended books for SG history and you will get some book on the use of English in SG.

But yea, overall pretty solid. 10/10 would recommend

FinallyGivenIn3 karma

Ah, I see. Your second point was also very insightful. Very well, i shall take a look at your works.

I think in the future, you can also post Future AMAs at https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/. Just so you know, this is a very active community of people who love history and has the most pageviews of any community that is not advertised on the frontpage of Reddit here. Which means that people are drawn to history by word of mouth. Do schedule an AMA there if you have time!

FinallyGivenIn3 karma

Haha, someone did by the time i tried to do so. Guess i lost out on the non-existent Karma