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Nettlesomeness and Humanity

Magnus Carlsen—just 22 years old—beat Viswanathan Anand (the reigning world chess champion) this week at the World Chess Championships in Chennai, India. There has been much excitement about Carlsen’s victory, and not simply because of his youth. As Joe Weisenthal writes, Carlsen’s win signifies the emergence of a new kind of chess. We can profitably…Read more Nettlesomeness and Humanity Posted on 22 November 2013 | 1:13 pm

von Goethe on Thinking

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten but they may start a winning game.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Posted on 12 February 2013 | 11:52 am