By Tom Plate

Political genius is rarely with out controversy, or with out secret. this is often what makes it so attention-grabbing and so infrequent. Is Lee Kuan Yew the feral, authoritarian determine that Western critics declare? Or a stoic pioneer in new ways to constructing a nation—uncorrupt, glossy, nearly scientific?

American journalist Tom Plate first interviewed the founding father of glossy Singapore in 1996 in a continual back-and-forth with LKY that ended in the summer season of 2009, whilst the previous major minister agreed to sit for 2 days of unprecedentedly casual yet extreme conversations that ended in this specific book.

This new version contains interesting excerpts from earlier interviews, in addition to the author’s overview of the guy who is going down in historical past because the world’s longest-serving leading minister—and as probably the most unforgettable political figures of recent times.

You have performed an outstanding task of shooting the numerous elements of this outstanding man.

– Dr Henry A. Kissinger on Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew

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