For some, lee kuan yews death marks the passing of a ruthless tyrant. Lee kuan yew, who was sometimes known by his english name, harry lee, was born in singapore on sept. Lee kuan yew has 30 books on goodreads with 33049 ratings. Mar 23, 2015 the same year, hard truths to keep singapore going was also published it was a questionsandanswers book based on 16 interviews with mr. Over the past few days i feel like ive grown quite close to the man. Lee kuan yew is respected by many singaporeans, for what he has contributed to singapores growth though i need to add that much of the development of singapore in the early years has to also be attributed to a team of people, who have unfortunately been. Do you think he li yipeng, pm lees son from his first marriage who has aspergers syndrome and is albino would have made it as a university graduate if your family did not have additional resources. Cias failed attempt to bribe lee kuan yew among newly.
Lee kuan yew is singapores most influential son but he is not withou. For all of lee kuan yews accomplishments as the founder and architect of singapore, his death has unleashed reminders by many that he could be petty and uncommonly vindictive. His successor promptly appointed him as senior minister, a post he held until 2004 when his eldest son, lee hsien loong, became pm and shuffled dad into the invented post of. A new book on lee kuan yew has appeared with the title lee kuan yew hard truths to keep singapore going. Mar 22, 2015 hard truths to keepsingapore going, written by lee and published in 2011. Source zaid ibrahim on singapores lee kuan yew zaid ibrahim on singapores lee kuan yew.
Singapores lee kuan yew talks americas strengths and. Feb, 20 by graham allison, robert blackwill, and ali wyne. Singapores lee kuan yew talks americas strengths and weaknesses. Lee discussing pertinent issues such as the countrys immigration policies and widening income inequality, the book underscores numerous challenges he foresees the country will face in the near future in a straightto. Minister mentor lee kuan yews comments in his book hard truths to keep singapore going. A man views a lee kuan yew stainless steel wire mesh installation by. What books would lee kuan yew recommend us to read. He led a nation from a third world country of turmoil and chaos to a first world country with the highest gdpperson anywhere in the world in less than 50 years. Lee kuan yew is widely regarded as the founder of modern singapore, serving as the nations prime minister for 31 years from 1959 to 1990.
Lee kuan yews most popular book is from third world to first. The grand masters insights on china, the united states, and the world, by graham allison and robert blackwell. Lee kuan yew hard truths to keep singapore going interview hotbutton topics this is an interview titled hotbutton topics found on the dvd on the back cover of the new book lee kuan yew hard truths to keep singapore going. Excerpts from an interview with lee kuan yew the new. When lee kuan yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and ceos listen. Lee kuan yew, founding father and first premier of singapore. Hard truths to keep singapore going han fook kwang, zuraidah ibrahim, chua mui hoong, lydia lim, ignatius low, rachel lin, robin chan, a strong defence, there will be no singapore. Its initial print run of 45,000 copies was immediately sold out that a second batch of 55,000 copies was released afterwards.
In january 2011, the straits times press published the book lee kuan yew. Coincidentally, the peoples action party pap was officially inaugurated on 12 november 1954. From third world to first is a book that should be read by all. In the next 15, 20, 30 years, the opportunities will be taken up by many other competitors in china. A wellrespected leader in the global community, lee introduced pioneering policies that transformed singapore into a modern metropolis. The book is about the tales and adventures of a man determined to be chivalrous and romantic in chasing his ideals. For others, it is the tireless leaders final reward. Hard truths to keep singapore going a new book which was launched on january 21 offers a rare glimpse into the mind of the most influential man in singapores history. But an enjoyable read as the reader gains insight and understanding to singapores longest serving prime minister on how he makes important decisions that have to be made. Amp responds to comments by mm lee in his new book.
The first contained almost 600 quotes, summarizing mr. The grand masters insights on china, the united states, and the world, published feb. I have read many books and articles on singapores lee kuan yew including his memoirs and his latest, one mans view of the world. Lee kuan yew leaves a legacy of authoritarian pragmatism. Memoirs of lee kuan yew a major and significant work which will form a primary resource for historians and political analysts as well as for controversy. Hard truths to keep singapore going, he wrote that singapore was progressing very nicely until the surge of islam came and that singapore can integrate all religions and races except islam. Lee kuan yew does not mince his words in this book and as a result, much of. Mar 23, 2015 lee kuan yew, who was sometimes known by his english name, harry lee, was born in singapore on sept.
Getting on with it, as lee kuan yew would have it members of the public paying tribute to mr lee at a tanjong pagar commemorative event, ahead of the first anniversary of his death today. Amp responds to comments by mm lee in his new book the. Lee has stayed in the public eye for 60 years as the revolutionary leader who steered singapore to independence, as the prime minister who transformed the republic into a first world country, and as minister mentor, the. Lee kuan yew does not mince his words in this book and as a result, much of the content has spurred several controversial debates as well. For a list of other books in the series, click here. Books by lee kuan yew author of from third world to first. Hard truths to keep singapore going book gets sold out. The grand masters insights on china, the united states, and the world forms a kind of last testament of the ailing, 89yearold mr. So, no prime minister in deli can at any one time speak in a language and be understood throughout the country. And he was a close personal friend, a fact that i consider one of the great blessings of my life. Apr 06, 2012 lee kwan yew the prime minister who changed singapore from poverty to prosperity. Lee kuan yew, a towering figure in postcolonial asia, oversaw tiny singapores transformation from british tropical outpost to an affluent, global city in. He was never inspired by the word of god as written in the holy bible.
The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. A world needing to distill order from incipient chaos will miss his. Singapores founding prime minister lee kuan yew faced many crises in. Lee kuan yews legacy seen in vibrant, controlled singapore. Lee kuan yew is respected by many singaporeans, for what he has contributed to singapores growth though i need to add that much of the development of singapore in the early years has to also be attributed to a team of people, who have unfortunately been f. Hard truths to keepsingapore going, written by lee and published in 2011. Lee, the founding father of modern singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. The grand masters insights on china, the united states, and the world is part of the belfer center studies in international security, a book series edited at harvard kennedy schools belfer center for science and international affairs and published by the mit press. Mar 23, 2016 a year on, the nation that lee kuan yew forged through sheer force of will continues to thrive. More recently, the wit and wisdom of lee kuan yew and one mans view of the world were released in 20. Buy hard truths to keep singapore going 1st by lee kuan yew isbn. Buy hard truths to keep singapore going 1st by yew, lee kuan isbn. At 91, lee had outlived most of his critics, but not all. Both in the united states and abroad, many influential observers argue that the u.
A man views a lee kuan yew stainless steel wire mesh installation by south korean artist park seung mo during art. The first print run of 45,000 copies sold out in less than a month after it was launched in january 2011. Hard truths to keep singapore going, it is based on 16 interviews the minister mentor. One of the greatest men of the 20th and 21st century, a political genius, died today. Lee kuan yew lky was the first prime minister of singapore and held that office from 1959 to 1990 after he finally stepped aside, fans of chewing gum may have thought they were safe but lky wasnt for quitting. Lee kuan yew, founding father and first premier of.
To keep doing so, singapore will have to be bold and adapt to new challenges, just as he always did. Mar 22, 2015 as first prime minister of singapore, serving for three decades until 1990, and a continuing cabinet presence for the two that followed, lee kuan yew, who has died aged 91, was a man whose story. Lee, fielding these and many other questions in the book and on dvd, is combative, thoughtprovoking and controversial. My thoughts on lee kuan yew and singapores future the. Feb 15, 2011 this is an interview titled hotbutton topics found on the dvd on the back cover of the new book lee kuan yew hard truths to keep singapore going. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Hard truths about chinese language policy and planning in. It is a very interesting read as the format of the book is mostly question and answer. Hard truths to keep singapore going is published in january.
This was how he put it in hard truths, a book i was involved in just before. Lee kuan yew, who died monday at 91, was in his final years more than a man. In lees book hard truths to keep singapore going, he was asked about homosexuality again. Targeted at younger singaporeans, it was based on 16 interviews with lee by seven local journalists in 20082009. Lee kwan yew the prime minister who changed singapore from poverty to prosperity. Lee kuan yew speaking at insead in 2007 on leadership and global politics duration. Lee kuan yew gcmg ch spmj often referred to by his initials lky, was a singaporean. The book will be published in english and german in singpore and germany respectively, the duo announced at a joint press conference at the shangrila hotel on monday. He was a myth, a global idea an intellectual cult built around the idea that not all autocrats are bad. Hard truths to keep singapore going, it is based on 16 interviews the minister mentor gave to seven journalists from the straits times.
Books, biography, blog, audiobooks, kindle from there you would know what he would recommend you read. Singapores founding prime minister lee kuan yew shaped the. Lee kuan yew at a press conference in kuala lumpur in 2001. Hard truths to keep singapore going is not a book for the fainthearted. The authors views are their own and do not represent the official position of the s. This is an interview titled hotbutton topics found on the dvd on the back cover of the new book lee kuan yew hard truths to keep singapore going. Jan 11, 20 5 replies to lee kuan yew quotes from hard truths bianca. Mar 23, 2015 lee kuan yew is widely regarded as the founder of modern singapore, serving as the nations prime minister for 31 years from 1959 to 1990. Grand strategist and founder of modern singapore offers key insights and controversial opinions on globalization, geopolitics, economic growth, and democracy.
Getting on with it, as lee kuan yew would have it, singapore. Lee kuan yew was the personification of an exemplary leader. He is no doubt a brilliant man and a formidable force in our part of the world. The grand masters insights on china, the us, and the world.
In fact, he was an atheist and a radical nonbeliever of the faith. He also persuaded singaporean muslims to be less strict on islamic observances, as. Hard truths to keep singapore going book gets sold out in 2011, lees book lee kuan yew. I was asked about my thoughts on lee kuan yews legacy. Excerpts from an interview with lee kuan yew the new york times. Aug 16, 20 former prime minister lee kuan yew will coauthor a book on international affairs with former west german chancellor helmut schmidt. The book, a collection of interviews with lee on his key ideas, followed memoirs published in 1998 and 2000. But one in particular, known as operation spectrum in 1987, blighted the lives. There are too many episodes of that vindictiveness to be able to list them all. He saw in the economic success of east asia the triumph of confucian values. A good man leaves behind a name, a great man leaves behind a legacy. The next 10, 15 years, china is more an opportunity than a challenge.284 1462 935 243 802 854 943 671 375 1060 396 1423 166 543 1513 948 1286 1500 1262 199 460 502 1103 1308 858 407 1546 773 596 545 490 1287 1041 1090 1148 835 279