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من العالم الثالث إلى الأول : قصة سنغافورة ١٩٦٥ - ٢٠٠٠م

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لم يتوقع سوى قلة قليلة من المراقبين أن تمتلك سنغافورة الصغيرة فرصة كبيرة بالبقاء، حين منحت استقلالها عام 1965م. فكيف - إذن- أصبحت المحطة التجارية النائية والمستعمرة السابقة، حاضرة عالمية مزدهرة لا تمتلك أنجح شركة طيران في العالم، وأفضل مطار جوي، وأنشط ميناء بحري فقط، بل تحتل المرتبة العالمية الرابعة في متوسط دخل الفرد الحقيقي؟ يصف لي كوان يو، وهو يغوص عميقًا في التفاصيل ال ...more
Hardcover, الطبعة الأولى, 924 pages
Published 2005 by العبيكان للنشر (first published 2000)
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Hadrian
Addendum (February 24, 2017):
Lee Kuan Yew may be one of the most consequential persons of the 20th century - in the demonstrated case of Singapore, and in his commentary to Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s. In short, it is his attempt to decouple market capitalism from fully democratic institutions. It may have proved a decisive influence in early Chinese reforms, and eventually the 'Chinese model' of political reform.

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Part II of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs.

Given his
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Huyen
Sep 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 1990s. Whether you like the way he's ruled Singapore Inc., he's an amazingly intelligent guy with a far-sighted vision for where his country was going and has largely succeeded and outdone many leaders of the West. From his fascinating description of other Asian countries, including many that had similar starting point as Singap ...more
Andrea
Dec 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Taisin
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating and well worth reading. The story itself is great: a small nation, isolated, forced to import even drinkable water, obtains (forced into) independence. Ah, yes, small detail: British Empire, protector and developer of this big port, is moving out. And China is willing to move in.
Question: what do you do?
Majority's response: cry and die.
LKY's: whatever is necessary to make it work.
Amazing, what a team of people honestly dedicated to their country and utterly pragmatic can do, no?
And
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Ahmed Almawali
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
لا يوجدُ في هذه المذكراتِ ما يدلُّ على أنَّ لي كوان كان رجلًا غَيْرَ استثنائيٍ في بدايةِ عهدِه بعدَ الانفصالِ عن الأم ماليزيا بل هو مرَّ بحالاتِ ضِعفٍ: بكى حينما قررتْ ماليزيا التخلي ، هزته المنازعاتُ العرقيةُ بين الملاويين والصينيين، أزعجتْهُ الإضراباتُ وسعى لوأدِها، جاهدَ وتوسلَ للبريطانيين على إبقاء قواتهم أو بطء رحيلِهم؛ لكنه في المقابلِ كان مخططًا استراتيجيا، وعمِلَ على أسسٍ متينةٍ مدروسةٍ ليتجاوزَ المِحنةَِ، واتخذ خطواتٍ لأجلِ المساواةِ بين العرقين اللدودين الملايويين والصينين، جلبَ الاستث ...more
Mik Chernomordikov
Прекрасная автобиография одного из самых великих политических деятелей современности!
Толстая книга с подробными рассказами - но оно стоит того.
Имейте в виду, что где-то на первой трети начинается рассказ не про внутреннее устройство Сингапура, а про взаимодействие с другими странами - Великобританией, США, Китаем, Россией, Японией, Малайзией, Индонезией и другими.
Мне это понравилось больше всего, хотя, думаю, эта существенная часть книги может быть не всем интересна
Lorong Cat
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 have benefited from the peek into your early struggles and that of your colleagues Goh Keng Swee, Toh Chin Chye and Raja. I am intrigued by your account of The Plen (short for plenipotentiary), your moniker for Fang Chuang Pi, the mysterious
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Henna Pääkkönen
I have always admired how Singapore has managed, in a short period of 30-40 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 1965 onwards (i.e. When the country separated from Malaysia and became The Republic of Singapore), i.e the period of 30
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Cristobal
Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the best books you'll ever read, period. Mr. 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.
Michael Scott
TODO:
+ very clear, high quality writing. A delight to read such an eloquent story!
+++ Very good book, excellent in many parts but annoying in its many propaganda parts. Excellent and lengthy analysis of China's leadership, policies, and issues, if more compassionate than that of Southeastern Asian countries.
+++ I finally understood how Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia and Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge were possible.
+/- Many politically charged statements, which makes the book difficult to assess object
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Lee Kuan Yew was born in Singapore in 1923. He was educated at Raffles College, Singapore and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England. He was called to the Bar, Middle Temple, London, in 1950 and practised law in Singapore. He became advisor to several trade unions.

In 1954, he was a founder of the People's Action Party and was Secretary General up to 1992.

Mr Lee became Singapore's Prime Minister i
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