This book contains practically everything that Lee Kuan Yew, socialist Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore since 1959, has said, politically, since his student days at Cambridge.
It is more than a political biography of a remarkable young Asian statesman. It is also a practical handbook for politicians in developing countries throughout the world. For Lee Kuan Yew has successfully created an independent multiracial nation while tackling (and solving) problems which confront all developing states. His efforts have made Singapore’s standard of living the highest in Asia, after Japan’s.
Lee’s political biography is also the history of modern Singapore (now among the world’s busiest ports), which was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles 150 years ago.
To provide a background for Lee Kuan Yew’s speeches, there are chapters on the Malays, the Chinese and Malaysia.