My thought on Brains v Brawn: Why UMNO can't match LKY
This is the original article.
And here is my response:
Lee Kuan Yew himself is an intellectial as well. Don't forget that he grad from Cambridge during 50s. Our past and current PM could not match him in terms of academic achievement.
Lee's political ideology is the Confucius kind, to rule the country with Elites or scholars. (background: China is the earliest country that took public servants by public examination at multiple levels, as early as 500AC).
As for Lee, I guess he wanted to make himself as close to emperor as possible. In the end he did not. He is excellent and that's why abit arrogant.