If we get chess going fully into the schools and incorporated into society, we will reduce crime and violence significantly. The violence that we are experiencing now, the criminal behaviour being demonstrated by the youngsters ... once we get into their minds and teach them chess, we will be creating a totally different society because the intellectual capital of our country will go up tremendously.
Creating a totally different society? It sounds almost as grandiose as Ilyumzhinov's statement that he wants chess to be the new world religion! Seriously, I don't know if the game possesses such power to effect that kind of social impact that Mr. Wilkinson is talking about. What do you think?