Tale of the Father and Son

The Rhetoric

“(Liberal democracy) will lead to indiscipline and disorderly conduct which are inimical to development.”
SM Lee Kuan Yew, The Economist, Aug 27, 1994

The Reality

“The US has a very active citizenry, always ready to organise themselves and solve their own problems, without waiting for the government… Singaporeans who have worked and studied in the US pick up some of these values and norms…Singaporeans are less active in organising ourselves than Americans.”
DPM Lee Hsien Loong’s speech at Harvard Club, Straits Times, Jan 7, 2004

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