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Garri Kasparov

Datum narození: 13. duben 1963
Další jména: Garry Kimovič Kasparov

Garri Kimovič Kasparov je šachový velmistr, mistr světa v šachu v letech 1985–2000, a současný ruský opoziční demokratický politik. Je předsedou Nadace pro lidská práva. Žije v New Yorku.


„Když jsem asi před dvěma lety vstoupil na ruskou politickou arénu, zmocnil se mě pocit, že jsem se ocitl uprostřed rozehrané šachové partie a čelím šachmatu nehledě na to, co udělám. Pochopil jsem, že prvotním cílem opozice je prostě přežít…..“

„There is no one that can share your responsibility. It it is your responsibility you must carry it on and you must be responsible for your actions. At the end of the day we all are being challenged, sooner or later, by our destiny. And it's up to us to make all the difference in this life. If not you, who else?“


„If you're already in a fight, you want the first blow to be the last and you had better be the one to throw it.“

„Typically, however, the winner is just the player who made the next-to-last mistake.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„Communism is like an autoimmune disorder; it doesn’t do the killing itself, but it weakens the system so much that the victim is left helpless and unable to fight off anything else. It destroys the human spirit on an individual level, perverting the values of a successful free society.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„Somehow, people always forget that it's much easier to install a dictator than to remove one“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„History does not end; it runs in cycles. The failure to defend Ukraine today is the failure of the Allies to defend Czechoslovakia in 1938. The world must act now so that Poland in 2015 will not be called on to play the role of Poland in 1939.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„In 1987, Gorbachev said he wanted to build Alexander Dubček’s “socialism with a human face,” to which I responded that Frankenstein’s monster also had a human face. Communism goes against human nature and can only be sustained by totalitarian repression.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped


„The point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.“

„Putinism “the highest and final stage of bandit capitalism” and “the coup de grâce” to the head of the Russian nation.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„In "Anatomy of Fascism," Robert Paxton includes in his concise definition "the belief that one's group is a victim, a sentiment that justifies any action, without legal or moral limits, against its enemies, both internal and external.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„One of the strengths, and weaknesses, of liberal democratic societies is giving the benefit of the doubt even to one's enemies“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped


„To become good at anything you have to know how to apply basic principles. To become great at it, you have to know when to violate those principles.“ Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

„Repression may begin as a means to an end, but it always ends up being an end unto itself“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„When the Soviet sports authorities attacked me for wanting to retain my chess winnings, they condemned not only my disobedience, but my lack of socialist solidarity. For me to say that my neighbors in Baku should see my keeping the Mercedes I won in Germany as normal, healthy thinking was radical and subversive.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

„Dictatorships must be feared to survive so they cannot bear to be mocked.“ Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

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