Lee Kuan Yew: The Struggle for Singapore
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LEE KUAN YEW: THE STRUGGLE FOR SINGAPORE
by Alex Josey
published by Angus & Robertson Publishers
LIMITED TO ONE COPY ONLY, CONDITION 8/10
From a long and intimate association with Singapore, Alex Josey presents a portrait of Lee – the man who dragged, bullied and cajoled Singapore's multiracial peoples from a position of subjection under British colonial power to their now prosperous independence.
Fifteen years ago Singapore was faced with a doubtful economic future, with trade-union, racial, religious and communal troubles, and with communist infiltration. Today it boasts the highest per capita income of any East Asian nation except Japan; freedom from economic want; and the best medical and social welfare facilities in the region.
Lee's authoritarian methods of achieving this have resulted in two views of Singapore and its Prime Minister: a prosperous state governed by Asia's ablest statesman, and a society of soulless conformists ruled by a dictator. Josey shows both sides of this picture.
In this second edition Josey continues the developing story with an additional chapter assessing the effects of the communist victory in Indochina on this important island state and its leader.
- paperback: 347 pages
- product dimensions: 137 x 213 mm
- ISBN: 0207134049