Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Chess - Force for Liberation and Tyranny

Just spotted this courtesy of Arts & Letters Daily. Writing for The Humanist, Sally Feldman argues for what seems already obvious:

So chess has been the exemplar of the best and most noble of human endeavours, and its worst excesses. And that struggle between virtue and tyranny, truth and dissembling, is perfectly represented by the board itself, its two opposed sides fighting out the eternal conflict between good and bad, black and white.

A fascinating read in "Check Republics".

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