From Third World to First

Founded in crisis, surrounded by enemies, and home to a large irredentist community, Singapore has found its way in the world through unwavering commitment to improving its citizens' quality of life through competent management.

Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World To First: The Singapore Story, HarperCollins, 2000.

Founded in crisis, surrounded by enemies, and home to a large irredentist community, Singapore has found its way in the world through unwavering commitment to improving its citizens' quality of life through competent management. As Singapore's now retired, long serving Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew is the man most personally responsible for his country's rise. Reut believes that because of the many similarities between Singapore and Israel, his book From Third World to First holds many useful lessons for Israel's future development.

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