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Intellectual lives (L-Z)

By prospect   May 2008

Brief biographies of the 100 men and women who made it into the Prospect/Foreign Policy 2008 global intellectuals list. This list runs from L to Z; bios from A to K here.

Click here to vote for your top intellectuals. Discuss our selection on First Drafts, the Prospect blog.

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore

Politician, national patriarch

Lee stepped down as prime minister in 1990, but he remains a towering figure in Singaporean politics. His current post is “minister mentor,” a job created just for him. He wrote “Here Today,…

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