Get hold of Lee Kuan Yew: The Beliefs Behind the Man by Michael Barr if you want to find out and understand the assumptions behind Hard Truths.
BTW, dipping in and out of MM’s book, I find this ST report abt the heroism of the journalists challenging MM extremely funny. Got no balls, juz keep quiet. Don’t pretend, pretend. The book shows MM was not challenged. It he was, it would have been a better book.
Or were the challenges taken out in the editing? Because MM could not counter them? Or because they showed how “spastic” the journalists were? I suspect the latter?