Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Kasparov: Putin & Trump share an authoritarian spirit

 

Hey, Bernie, Don’t Lecture Me About Socialism,” said chess wizard Garray Kasparov last week. “I lived through it.

But just in case you thought he is only concerned about Sanders and socialism in the 2016 election, let him correct you:

My thoughts on Trump and his breed of authoritarianism are that is best represented today in the world by Vladimir Putin. If you think liberals like big government, just wait until you see an authoritarian (but it's better if you don't)!

Putin isn’t Hitler, he says, and Trump isn’t Putin (Putin is probably both cleverer and slipperier), but both comparisons are certainly tempting.

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