Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

While the coronavirus’ spread is blamed on communism, are Americans tracking the ills of their own political culture?

  • Following US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and in the run-up to November’s presidential election, the US seems set for an outbreak of rage and partisan politics. Americans must ensure the political virus of fascism remains contained

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.