Good morning, World!
The Morning After…in an election that has to go down as one of the dirtiest, most unfairly reported and certainly the sleaziest and most slanderous run campaigns in American history, three things stand out clearly to me. First, that the American people have firmly rejected what America has become over the past 20-odd years of neo-con rule: the accepted idea by the elite that the average working American is a second class citizen in his own country. Second thing, that there has to be a thorough house-cleaning in all American institutions, none of which–in recent years–have shown themselves to be above political interference or meddling.
And the third thing is that the man who is best suited to lead the changes is Donald Trump! An outsider. A man who never held public office and has made it clear that the laws and constitution of the USA are going to be respected by all–especially by elected officials.
Tal was born today 80 years ago!
Hard to believe that Tal, had he been alive today (he died in 1992), would be celebrating his 80th birthday. The youngest World Champion of his generation, Misha attracted millions of fans to the game with his pirate-style of speculative sacrificial play and he helped change the stereotype that chess was a game for nerds and boring people.
Along with Bobby Fischer, a momentum was created in the 1960’s that lead to a climax in 1972 when it seemed that the whole world WANTED to play chess because it seemed like so much fun. Today, looking back, the chess world can only ask what went wrong? Well, for one thing politicians have ruined the game. But that is a topic for another day…Happy Birthday, Misha!