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There is much drama in the story, which Professor Dahl high-mindedly underplays, for example the events of April 1940.
Some Asian leaders, notably Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, and China's Jiang Zemin, high-mindedly propound an "Asian" model of development in which the fruits of capitalism and technological sophistication are pursued, while individualism and classical liberal ideals are eschewed.
Had Lord Sainsbury been required to publicise the scale of his support, many of them would have ceased to bother and spent their spare tenners less high-mindedly.