Monday, October 13, 2008

J B Jeyaretnam: Three decades as Lee Kuan Yew's bête noir; And other books by Michael D. Barr

Michael D. Barr is the author of the book Lee Kuan Yew: The Beliefs Behind the Man published in 2000. Its quite a good book. It peels away, layer by layer, of the propaganda and myth. Interestingly, i checked online to see if the book is still available in Select Books. Its there a manner of speaking. Its now listed as print on demand and costs a whopping S$299.25!!! Good thing I got the book years ago when it was first published and sold for about S$50 to S$60.

He's also co-editor (with Carl A. Trocki) of a new book called Paths Not Taken: Political Pluralism in Post-War Singapore, in which, he has written a chapter titled Singapore's Catholic Social Activists: Alleged Marxist Conspirators.

The following article about JBJ was published in 2003 in the Journal of Contemporary Asia. One can also download the article here at my scribd or download directly here.

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