Kasparov’s Commencement Speech

by Webmaster on June 4, 2015

On May 16th, Garry Kasparov delivered the commencement (graduation) speech at St. Louis University.

Kasparov utilises some impressive analogies, although his emphasis on the English politician Thomas More was a little puzzling to me. I would think that it is difficult for American students to relate to a foreign figure from so long ago. That being said, it might be the case that studies of More are common in America’s education system. (Personally, I studied More in “A Man for All Seasons” by Robert Bolt. I think it was a specific book of my high school teacher’s choice, so I could just have easily have missed it.)

In order not to spoil them, I have omitted discussion of some very interesting ideas that Kasparov brings up. It is certainly worth a watch.

 

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