Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20. Photo: AP Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20. Photo: AP
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20. Photo: AP
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Can Biden rein in America’s debilitating delusions of moral superiority?

  • The relaunch of an exceptional American democratic spirit cannot proceed apace without more self-reflection. As well-meaning as Biden might be, the US must control the debilitating delusion that it is a nation of the highest virtue

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20. Photo: AP Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20. Photo: AP
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20. Photo: AP
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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.