Contributors/Process Notes

Gorgias’ Inexplicable Confidence in Encomium of Helen / Goh Choon Kang Philip ________________________________________________________ Goh Choon Kang Philip, who is majoring in Applied Mathematics, wrote this paper for Mark Brantner’s class Civic Discourse in a Fractious World.   Writer’s Comments   It is, I think, intuitively obvious to most readers of Encomium that something fishy is…

Action that Never Was: Discord Between Filmic Representations of the Singapore Police and Reality

Lan Yingjie   The main commercial produced for the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) recruitment effort in 2011 begins with a menacing pistol-wielding kidnapper threatening to harm his defenseless female victim, who is tied up at the wrists and dangling from the ceiling (Singapore Police Force). As the narrator’s stoic voiceover informs the viewer “when hope…