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Honoring the Legacy of Singapore’s ‘George Washington’

On Monday, the world lost one of the most prominent, controversial and arguably most effective political leaders of the last 60 years, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital at the age of 91.

Lee Kuan Yew wasn’t just your ordinary garden-variety politician. In terms of his impact on a newly independent state of Singapore, he was more of a “Founding Father” like George Washington — with Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin thrown in for good measure.

Lee Kuan Yew served as the leader of Singapore between 1959 and 1990, shepherding read more…