SYNDICATED COLUMNIST TOM PLATE WRITES: Perhaps the so-called US “pivot” to Asia is an immense self-delusion; perhaps America is hopelessly glued to its 20th-century past – yes, the oft-labelled American century; and so perhaps this Western “world power” is in effect emotionally handicapped – unable to prioritise geographically and always…Full Article CHINA: Dumb and Dumber?
WRITES TOM PLATE (in his symdicated newspaper column) – Have I been wrong? Some critics suggest my newspaper columns since 1995 on the politics and economics of the Mainland have been (oh … ) overly sympathetic toward China. I just don’t know. But no one can afford to be…Full Article BOOK REVIEW: Party Crasher