The seventy-one letters by Dr Mahathir, Bush, Chirac, Blair, Thatcher and Prince Charles (among others) are unique as they argue their contrasting positions on terrorism, globalisation, economic and diplomatic relations, as well as war and conflicts. The correspondence presents a less-than-ideal world for the reader to inhabit.
The correspondents were transparent, solid, informative, and sometimes robust. The memories they and their words leave behind are always startling.
Dr Mahathir writes directly, in his own recognisable voice and style, an extremely unique correspondence by a very remarkable Malaysian Prime Minister. An excellent book to be enjoyed, on many different levels, by all who love politics, diplomacy and international relations.
None of these letters has been published before and the most obvious feature for English language students (in Malaysia and Asia) is that the style of explanations on various complex issues are written in ordinary English sentences. Readers, teachers, students and politicians will welcome this book, as the publisher and editor do. Reading this book inspires us to love and serve politics even more.