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Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Trump and the US should focus on George Floyd rather than Hong Kong and Tiananmen Square

  • The United States does not have the moral standing to lecture others on how to handle their internal divisions while America burns
  • America needs to lead not by following others’ questionable practices but by offering truly enlightened governance born in its own heart

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.