Triple Package book by a couple, both Yale law professors


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Feb 24, 2005
Chinese-American Amy Chua and her Jewish-American husband Jed Rubenfeld, both Yale law professors wrote the book.

Briefly, they say some people, Jews & especially 1st & 2nd generation Asian Americans do well in USA and have 3 common factors:

• a sense of being exceptional

• a sense of insecurity

• discipline and willingness to defer immediate gratification

I find that after Singapore got kicked out of Malaysia in 1965, these were exactly the features of the general Singapore population that made Singapore what it is today. Turned a bad situation around.

The reviewers criticised it. Some were negative reviews.

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• 5 - said book had racist overtones

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