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eBook Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore ePub
Author: T. J. S George
Language: English
ISBN: 0233964568
ISBN13: 978-0233964560
Publisher: Deutsch (1973)
Pages: 222
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 792
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ePub file: 1454 kb
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Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore Hardcover – November 15, 1973. The first half of the book is akin to a comprehensive history lesson of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s background and subsequent ascent to power.

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore Hardcover – November 15, 1973. by. T. J. S. George (Author). The author takes a careful and perceptive look at LKY’s actions to come to the conclusion that Lee’s concept of Singapore is partly a way of a society in his own image - the projection on to the national scene of an individual’s complex psychological problems. This is justified by the Singapore of the 1970s mirroring not the collective aspirations of a people or a generation but the ideals, convictions and prejudices of Lee Kuan Yew.

A critical evaluation of the character, ascent to power, and political development of Mr Lee Kuan Yew (former Prime Minister of Singapore) written at a time early in Lee's career. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Politics. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore book. The second notable aspect of the book is its prophetic nature. George foresaw that the prosperity Lee heralded would be accompanied by deterioration in the quality of life. To casual observers and citizens who are impressed enough by Singapore’s apparent glitter, this deterioration in the quality of life would seem to be a misnomer.

Lee Kuan Yew was born in Singapore on September 16, 1923, a third-generation descendant of immigrants from China's Guangdong Province. He read law at Cambridge University, England. In 1954 he formed the People's Action Party, which won the first Singapore general election five years later.

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of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world

The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. Drawing on unpublished Cabinet papers, archives in Singapore, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as personal correspondence, he gives us a vivid picture of how others viewed him: determined ( Lee will bluff, bully and blackmail up to the eleventh hour ), motivated ( Choo knew I sweated blood to master Hokkien ), ambitious ( He would think himself as.

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An online blurb describes this book as “a penetrating analysis of the policies and predilections of [this] controversial leader.”

The table of contents accurately reflects the sequential and exciting tone of the content:

1. The Making of a City State
2. The Making of a Man
3. The Making of a Prime Minister
4. The Battle for the People’s Minds
5. Marriage and Divorce
6. Strategy for Progress
7. Strategy for Repression
8. The Mould of Conformism
9. From Athens to Israel
10. Under the Banyan Tree
11. Alone against Tomorrow

As someone born in the late 80’s, a lot of the details were new to me upon my first read of the book from cover to cover.

What is fascinating about the book is that it was published in 1973. The author displays an uncanny ability of astute perception and prediction for Singapore’s style of government and political situation in the ensuing decades since the book was first written.

The first half of the book is akin to a comprehensive history lesson of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s background and subsequent ascent to power. The author takes a careful and perceptive look at LKY’s actions to come to the conclusion that Lee’s concept of Singapore is partly “a way of [making] a society in his own image — the projection on to the national scene of an individual’s complex psychological problems.” This is justified by the Singapore of the 1970s mirroring “not the collective aspirations of a people or a generation but the ideals, convictions and prejudices of Lee Kuan Yew.”

The first notable aspect of the book is how it reveals the destructiveness of one man’s (and by extension, one party’s) policies and actions upon an entire nation, society, and generations of citizens. The author sticks to the facts with a writing style that displays lively touches of wit and humanity, so the reader is presented with a “study of Lee in action,” instead of a frenzied personal attack.

Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 were particularly outstanding for the thorough and well-selected cases that showcase the extent of Mr Lee’s policy of repression, with respect to any form of dissent or sharp criticisms.

In a brief yet comprehensive manner, the author analyses various contradictory statements by Mr Lee; the sequence of events associated with Operation Coldstore; the application of the Internal Security Act to dispose of political rivals; the subsequent treatment of political opponents and/or prisoners; and how all aspects of the state were subjected to government control (from the education system, to the mass media, and the rule of law, in order to cast “Singaporeans in a carefully prepared mould”).

The second notable aspect of the book is its prophetic nature. T.J.S. George foresaw that the “prosperity” Lee heralded would be “accompanied by deterioration in the quality of life.”

To casual observers and citizens who are impressed enough by “Singapore’s apparent glitter,” this deterioration in the quality of life would seem to be a misnomer. The last chapter of the book reveals how LKY’s “dictatorial” practices disregard “the citizen’s right to respect and equality, that basic right which enables each ‘digit’ in a social whole to stand up and express his views.”

The book shatters many myths with regard to the state of democracy and civil rights in Singapore. Above all, it gives an insightful account of the side of Mr Harry Lee Kuan Yew which will not be seen in state-sponsored portrayals of the ruler as a faultless man.

A quote from a blog post by the author to end off this review:

“The West has spread the impression that Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew is Asia’s outstanding economic miracle man while Malaysia’s Mahathir as a cantankerous ogre, hater of white people and dictator to boot. Both are dressed up portraits. What makes Mahathir special is that while pursuing economic progress he never lost sight of the larger picture of human values. That cannot be said of Lee Kuan Yew and certainly not of Indonesia’s Suharto or Thailand’s Thaksin Shinawatra.”
— TJS George (June 2011)
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With the PAP Party's victory of the elections of 1959, Lee Kuan Yew became a sort of Dictator of this former British Colony Singapore. At first, he appeared just the politician that the locals dreamed off but with more and more power on his hands and with practically no opposition to challenge him, he grew into a sort of despot. TJ S George does great justice to reveal the Man that Lee Kuan Yew is. Lee Kuan Yew surely and swiftly disposed of his politician rivals and he successfully used the Internal Security Act that allows the detention with trial of these opponents. I strongly recommend anyone who believes in Human Rights, Democracy, The Right of the Vote to get hold of this fine book. Even today in Year 2013 and with a 90 years old Lee Kuan Yew, reading this book will educate you on how Power eventually corrupts even a one-time principled lawyer for the down-trodden.
Cozius
not too bad condition, its an old book afterall
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