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English ISBN Download link: From Third World to First: Mirror 1 Mirror 2. In this memoir, the man most responsible for Singapores astonishing transformation from colonial backwater to economic powerhouse describes how he did it over the last four decades.

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Second, develop stronger ties with the rest of the British Commonwealth Australia and New Zealand in particular , Japan, and the United States as a major trading partner, so that nobody would dare attack them without angering larger, more powerful friends.

Money talks. After Singapore's establishment as a developed nation, he moves on to broader topics on foreign policy. He sides with Thatcher on economic policy, but disapproves of her response to the miners and neutral response to Apartheid in South Africa. Obviously, he has little tolerance for European racial hegemony, as it would only exacerbate any worries about 'regional security'.

His reach in foreign policy is broad. He speaks of 'national character' and the balance of power as realists do, but also of personal agency and the personalities of the leaders. His analyses are brutal at times, but still very interesting.

His relationship with China was of particular interest. His initial relations were harried, at best, as the early stages of Singapore's independence coincided with the Cultural Revolution, and he was concerned about the terrifying rumors which filtered out through refugees. In the late s, however, a certain Deng Xiaoping rose to power, and paid a visit to Singapore. LKY relates that he was very impressed with Singapore's economic development, from a colonial outpost to a trading power.

He lamented the enormity of his task - "If only I had a city to run, like Shanghai, instead of all of China. Then perhaps I could run it like Hong Kong or Singapore. Like all political memoirs, this one contains some degree of self-serving platitudes.

But LKY, at least, might have some reason to boast.

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Although he does grant extremely harsh criticism to his opponents, referring to some as 'incompetent' or worse. His position on race can at times be brilliant with its successful transition into multiculturalism, and at times prejudiced. His open advocacy of the policies of 'The Bell Curve' is baffling. It is jarring to see his economic policy of social advocacy contrasted with his almost Victorian views on parochialism, on 'racial qualities', and inventing a new nationalism to unify the state.

If anything, Singapore resembles Plato's Republic and the Chinese philosophy of Legalism - a selected elite PAP running the state, influencing the media and education to shape national discussion, and the stifling of dissent, most notably with bringing libel suits against political opposition.

This memoir is still of interest - perhaps as an idea of nation-building, perhaps as an honest confession of the brutal decisions of politics. Economically liberal, but politically authoritarian and communal.

It is perhaps a dictatorship, but perhaps it is one of the most prosperous ones there ever was, one that other nations might look to as a model, an alternative to democracy.

Unless, of course, you chew gum or jaywalk. View all 4 comments. This guy just seems to get everything right. Take all the good stuff in Ayn Rand and turn it into something that's actually workable, and that adds in the concept of fairness. LKY is able to examine the policies of all the other countries that came before Singapore and take what's good and leave what's bad. His policies on "welfare," healthcare, retirement savings, you name it, it seems to be the ideal solution for dealing with the inherent problems of each of those things.

His personal savings This guy just seems to get everything right. His personal savings plans are the same plans proposed by the decision-making experts Thaler and Sunstein in the book Nudge. LKY travels around the world, even doing a short stint at Harvard, to learn things from people so that he can find the best solution for addressing each of Singapore's problems. The other thing I love about LKY is how refreshingly politically incorrect he is.

Based on results from the Minnesota twin studies, he told men in Singapore that IQ is genetic, so if you want your child to be as smart as you, marry someone at your level or above.

Things like this would never fly in the US! He calls it as he sees it. If only every country could have LKY to run it, the world would be a much better place.

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Sep 27, Huyen rated it really liked it. I'm surprised this book is translated into Vietnamese. He makes no effort to hide his distaste for communism and the Vietnamese leaders who came to him for advice in the s. Whether you like the way he's ruled Singapore Inc. From his fascinating description of other Asian countries, including many that had similar starting point as Singap I'm surprised this book is translated into Vietnamese.

From his fascinating description of other Asian countries, including many that had similar starting point as Singapore but have fallen far behind, it seems to me that the fate of a nation doesn't really depend on democracy, natural resources or history, it mainly depends on the vision of the leader and the quality of leadership. Jan 28, Taisin rated it it was amazing. Fascinating and well worth reading. The story itself is great: Ah, yes, small detail: British Empire, protector and developer of this big port, is moving out.

And China is willing to move in. Majority's response: Amazing, what a team of people honestly dedicated to their country and utterly pragmatic can do, no? And Fascinating and well worth reading. And pragmatic LKY surely is. He can appear hypocrite in some parts of the book, but imho he isn't. His only ideology and principle is simple: Free market is good when it works. When it doesn't - regulate. Communism is bad - bad for business, dangerous for the mostly Chinese city.

But when it's good for business - we'll trade and work with it, no problem. A must read for everyone interested in state building quest. Quest 5: Precondition 1: Precondition 2: Precondition 3: View 2 comments. I have always admired how Singapore has managed, in a short period of years, to become the competent, rich and serious first-world country in the region where it sits, and wanted to learn more about the how. Lee Kuan Yew's impressive and magnificent autobiography is a testimony of pride of the growth of the nation, written by its founding father, and covers the period from onwards i.

When the country separated from Malaysia and became The Republic of Singapore , i. At the same time, Britain pulled out, creating further economic challenges for Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew was an intelligent visionary who meticulously set himself to structure and build up a competent nation, by studying and educating its population, by housing all of its inhabitants, and by mixing the different cultures to live side-by-side, and by taking an absolute no-tolerance stand to corruption.

With the stick and the carrot he shaped his nation to have an educated and trustworthy workforce, and as such he has been critizised as being a tough ,dictator-like leader by the west, but I seriously question whether the country would have become the success it is, without his tough pulse, and my guess is no. His memoirs cover his foreign policy and his discussions with the global leaders in between the 60's snd 90's and he shares his experience with his neighboring countrIes in South East Asia as well as in China and the other Asian countries, covering interesting historic events, economic questions, values, but also talks about the foreign policies of US, Great Britain, Russia, Germany and France.

This book was a great learning experience for me, and I admire Lee Kuan Yew's work. My only criticism for this piece is the way it is organized by themes and not by chronological order of the happenings, which makes one jumping back and forth in time a bit confusing. Nevertheless, this book is a fascinating compilation of impressive memoirs by an outstanding personality of the 20th century, definitely worthwhile to be read!

Nov 10, Mik Chernomordikov rated it it was amazing. Nov 09, Lorong Cat rated it it was amazing. Dear Harry, Thank you for your company during my daily lunch hour for the past couple of months. When I heave open the hard bound book that is the second volume of your memoirs, I feel as if I have been transported back in time to post-colonial Singapore.

I am intrigued by your account of The Plen short for plenipotentiary , your moniker for Fang Chuang Pi, the mysterious Dear Harry, Thank you for your company during my daily lunch hour for the past couple of months.

I am intrigued by your account of The Plen short for plenipotentiary , your moniker for Fang Chuang Pi, the mysterious communist activist operating in Singapore for Beijing. I don't believe every word you said but do not take offense as I reserve such healthy skepticism for every politician I read from Bill Clinton to Deng Xiaoping.

You know you had your fair share of detractors. In every great achievement of mankind, there are bound to be sacrifices and collateral damage. As the Chinese saying goes I am sure you read Machiavelli and bought the argument that sometimes "the ends justifies the means".

To this end, I am glad that like many others in my generation, I have benefited from your decisions and grew up in relative stability and prosperity - akin to striking the birth lottery.

You should know that while I believe your intentions were for the greater good, the same can be said of your fallen political opponents. Some have chosen to be life long prisoners of conscience. Men with such strong convictions and strict principled approach to life would have easily done well in society had they taken the offer of the olive branch you purportedly extended to them.

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Singaporeans are fortunate to have these selfless and spirited men who stood up for what they believe to be right for the nation in those tumultuous times. On the other hand, I am now aware that your freedom and life was at one point under severe threat from your opponents as well.

You had to juggle with several hostile fronts such as the Indonesian confrontation abroad, communists at home and north of the island as well as the pro Malay supremacy groups in Malaysia.

You survived but history could have easily turned out differently. I don't feel comfortable reading the fact you acted as a go-between for the U.

Presidents like Ronald Reagan to "pass messages" to leaders of politically estranged nations like Chiang Ching Kuo and how you've aligned yourself with the U. Perhaps that's why some of our country critics say we hang on to the coattails of America.

However, I understand why that has to be done and like Jack Bauer from one of my favourite TV series 24, you do what needs to be done because as you mentioned time and again in your book, you are a pragmatist and not an idealist and Singapore cannot survive on pure idealism.

Others may think this book is all about you but to me it's all about the birthing process of independent Singapore and most importantly, our relationships with our neighbours, allies and dear frenemies; and our stance in international foreign affairs. I do not have the greatest interest in politics but now I understand better our position in Southeast Asia and how we are indeed a very vulnerable nation in the presence of much bigger countries such as Indonesia.

If one looks at history briefly, the odds for the survival of an island state like ours are not high especially with the lack of successful precedents.


You articulated a vision predicting that for a small country like Singapore to survive, we need to position ourselves as a useful intermediary to other dominant nations and hope for a balance of power between U. You've shared many of your personal thoughts about people you've dealt with in your career - even those whom you found no room for.

Communists and Chinese student activists have earned your respect for their simple lifestyles, quiet confidence and fiercely patriotic spirit. Your personal mantra is heavy on how one must lead a purposeful life and not indulge in pleasure seeking ways. From my observations I believe you practice what you preach and for that I salute you and I wish I can be as disciplined and ascetic but alas!

Your gift is also a curse to many of us and we grew up in too safe and too sanitized an environment you've created and lack what you might refer to as "fire in the belly". I find your writings inspirational though i disagree with some of the more outdated things you said especially about college educated couples giving birth to brighter kids.

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Continue writing. I now live just off Fitzjohns Avenue where you lodged as a student after having just arrived in London. I will stand you a beer if you ever decide to revisit your old haunts in London. Jul 25, Cristobal rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the best books you'll ever read, period. Yew knows everything about how to build a prosperous country and nothing about political correctness.

I'd never heard someone as accomplished as Mr. Lee describe with all honesty his dealings with super powers, heads of state and the common man. If you're interested in learning how common sense, discipline and hard work can be combined to transform a country, you can't miss this book.

I had a great time reading what this great -and un-known to the West- leader wrote in this sort of memoirs book, and it was comprehensive too. It's not so much a memoirs book as his recollections of all things Singapore related during his long term in office.

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First of all, the book is easy and fun to read. That is the thing that most favorably surprised me, coming from a politician. It is sincere in tone, not ridden with sophistry or abstractions, but filled with common sense and expressed in a I had a great time reading what this great -and un-known to the West- leader wrote in this sort of memoirs book, and it was comprehensive too. It is sincere in tone, not ridden with sophistry or abstractions, but filled with common sense and expressed in a happy and relieved sense that he has done his bit, has come a long way, as well as little Singapore.

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