李光耀之后会发生什么?

伦敦——所有政治领袖都在意身后的美名。直接或间接主宰新加坡半个多世纪的李光耀直到91岁逝世前都极富影响力——他的掌权时间超过了大多数人。有几部回忆录证明李光耀非常在意身后的传统 ,虽然在他带领下新加坡异乎寻常的成功不言自明。很多人对他没有好感,但无论是否喜欢李光耀,人们都无法否认这个城市国家令人赞叹的长期繁荣和稳定。

但这位晚年自称“部长导师”的领袖所写的回忆录让人们了解了他的终极关切。就新加坡过去的成功而言他的遗产或许非常明确,但未来呢?

除对子孙后代勤加教导外,这无疑是少数他无法控制的问题之一。但在决定新加坡新一代领导人的关键问题上,李光耀过去的严格控制可能会加大未来的难度。这个问题肯定可以解决,尤其考虑到新加坡拥有优秀的教育体系和高质量的机构。但李光耀自己的所做所为表明他的顾虑仍未消除。

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