OPINION: An overflowing cup of praise for Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew - Jonathan Manthorpe

The Vancouver Sun, 11 Feb 2013
The title of this book – Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World – gives a warning that we are entering a realm not of context, analysis and assessment but of hagiography.
If the introduction creates an unreal world of flamboyant ego-stroking, once the reader finally gets to the words of the Grand Master himself things get seriously weird.
The chapters are presented as Lee’s responses to interview questions, and Allison and Blackwill did have some interviews with the Minister Mentor for the preparation of this book.
But Lee’s responses have been cobbled together from numerous published interviews with several journalists as well as extracts from his own speeches and writings. Full story
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