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“Complacency enables every evil”—chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on morality, time machines, and giving back to the game

"I believe that most people have a good moral centre and would do the right thing, if only they would speak up, and act"

By Prospect Team   September 2017

Photo: Britta Pedersen/DPA/PA Images

First news/historical event you can recall?

The 1970 football World Cup. Pelé and the phenomenal Brazilian champions, the legendary semi-final between West Germany and Italy, and the controversial extra-time goal that eliminated the Soviet Union in the quarter-final game against Uruguay.

The book you are most embarrassed you have never yet read?

Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War. One of those books that is quoted all the time and people are always citing it to me regarding chess and politics, but I’ve never read the actual…

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