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Garry Kasparov
Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (). Visiting Fellow at Oxford Martin. Author, speaker, 13th World Chess Champion
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Garry Kasparov 10h
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When the USSR fell, we had no truth commissions, no lustration or prosecution of our former oppressors. A huge error "to keep the peace".
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Garry Kasparov 10h
Good sentiment! The moral divide between the sides of the Civil War is often downplayed in the US to "keep the peace". A fixable mistake.
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Garry Kasparov 10h
Of course. My point was only that the facts are known and relatively clear, not that people don't exploit and enjoy stories.
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Garry Kasparov 10h
Replying to @Kasparov63
Celebrate the evolution and improvement of morality, of justice and social progress, & recognize the Founding Fathers were humans, not gods.
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Garry Kasparov 10h
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Comparing Washington & Jefferson to the Confederates by judging them by modern moral & social standards is a dangerously foolhardy venture.
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Garry Kasparov 10h
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Ie, the story of what motivated the Confederates & the millions who sacrificed for a great cause to defeat them & how the US slowly healed.
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Garry Kasparov 10h
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It's not necessary to honor enemies of the US with monuments to do this, of course. My concern isn't the statues, but the history.
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Garry Kasparov 10h
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Unlike Europe's, US history isn't clouded by mythology. It's vital to preserve the accurate "fossil record" of people, events, & beliefs.
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Garry Kasparov 10h
I have no love for the Confederacy or its monuments. But my experienced nose detects a strengthening scent of historical revisionism, too.
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Carla Heredia 16h
Many commentators wanted Federer to retire.Same with Vishy.Both are champions who despite what people say,keep winning and enjoying the game
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Stanford CDDRL 17h
"Better Algorithms, Not Censorship" - says our director in her latest for
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Garry Kasparov 16h
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As I said in the interview, sportsmen, even world champions, don't owe anyone their unhappiness.
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Garry Kasparov 16h
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Of course they asked about . Why are people always trying to push retirement, even if he's happy & having great results?
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Garry Kasparov 16h
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Title doesn't really match what I said in the Q&A! I'm not planning to play, not making promises. I'll do what suits me. I'm not a statue!
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Garry Kasparov 16h
A brief interview with the Times of India after playing in St Louis. I consider it a big success despite my result.
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Garry Kasparov 20h
Anyone surprised?
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Max Boot 22h
Trump doesn't get it, but there's a good reason why we should honor Geo Washington--but not Robert E Lee. My take:
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Rachael Larimore 22h
Reality tended to be inconvenient for President Obama:
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Hend Amry Nov 13
In every way it's worse. It's also what spawns the guerrilla terrorism it then purports to fight.
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İyad el-Baghdadi 16 Mar 15
Institutional tyranny is in a way worse than terrorism: It has more victims, has a longer life, and often gets international legitimacy.
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