Must progress be ugly?

By Kee Thuan Chye

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One may criticise nostalgia for stemming from excessive idealism or a bad memory. Be that as it may, it does act as a reminder of things we should not ignore. If nothing else, it can get us to revisit what had been, what could have been, and what should not have been. Most of all, it can help us imagine what can still be.It seems to me that in the last couple of decades, Penang, especially George Town, has been...

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Kee Thuan Chye

is the author of the new bestsellers Unbelievably Stupid! and Unbelievably Stupid Too!