From Third World to First : The Singapore Story: 1965-2000
Lee Kuan YewISBN: 0060197765;
Lee Kuan Yew is one of the most influential leaders in Asia. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his disapproving approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always ?to be correct, not politically correct.? Since it?s independence in 1965, tiny Singapore ? once a poor and decrepit colony ? has risen to become a rich and thriving Asian metropolis. From Third Worldto First is a fascinating and insightful account of Singapore?s survival from a history of oppressive colonialism, the Second World War and major poverty and disorder. Lee also uses previously unpublished official government reports and papers to explain how he led a tiny country into becoming a prosperous and secure modern society, amid the constant hostility of world politics. Today Singapore boasts not only to have the busiest port of trade, best airport with...
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