The View Gets Better the Longer the Journey Lasts

By Ooi Kee Beng

November 2019 EDITORIAL
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There are tipping points. Key instances past which the world changes. The effect is often immediate, shocking and irreversible. And then there are changes that happen at a seemingly glacial pace, some lasting so long that a human can live his whole life and not notice them. But both of these are nevertheless, in essential ways, equally momentous. Then there are the changes that take place at a pace that is somewhere in between. Most in life are of this...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: