Brilliant

LEE KUAN YEW IS THE MOST BRILLIANT POLITICIAN YOU NEVER KNEW

The most brilliant politician you never knew is on his deathbed. Hooked up to a ventilator – a contraption designed to replace the most basic of human functions – a withered 91 year old faces the inevitable. Alongside him, a nation awaits, heavy with the knowledge that for many, their world will never be quite the same. To capture the essence of Singapore’s former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, you could point to the fact that Nixon once described him as a man who “might have attained the world stature of a Churchill, a Disraeli, or a Gladston” were he born in another country.

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