SINGAPORE: Example for Capitalists

"Changes are coming!" cried Singapore's fiery Lee Kuan Yew, 37, on the wild night last year when 80,000 supporters of his left-wing People's Action Party celebrated its sweep of the island's first general elections. Seventeen months have passed since Lee and his motley crowd of Chinese, Indian and Malay anti-colonialists took over the internal government of the famed imperial base. The most startling change last week seemed to be the change that has come over Singapore's revolutionary rulers.

Puritans by Exertion. Taking office, they poured out their avenging anti-Western zeal by ripping down Queen Elizabeth's portrait, slashing British bureaucrats' salaries, banning...

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