As part of the Asia Media regular curriculum, this Fall the ‘Introduction to the Media and Politics of Asia’ course for undergraduates features two provocative, required books. One is Kishore Mahbubani’s latest provocation – ‘Has the West Lost It?’; the other is ‘Conversations with Mohamad Mahathir: Operation Malaysia’, relevant anew…Full Article LOS ANGELES: TWO ASIAN MASTERS, TWO BOOKS – ONE LMU COURSE
TOM PLATE WRITES — The first thing that must be said to Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Bersatu party for their stunning ejection of the greedy incumbent prime minister is simply this: Congratulations! Sometimes politics is fiendishly complicated, but in this case it is not. The voters of the Republic…Full Article MALAYSIA: THE OLD PRO, A MERE 92, BACK IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
TOM PLATE WRITES – When “Conversations with Mahathir,” the second of four volumes in the Giants of Asia series, was published a few years ago, some of my friends and colleagues were utterly aghast. How could you ― gullible American author ― dignify this vulgar man with such semi-reverential treatment?…Full Article MALAYSIA: MAYBE MAHATHIR IS RIGHT?