Chess in the Media
In a review by MICHIKO KAKUTANI, of the new book: Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin, it is written that " ... Mr. McCain, a former Navy pilot, saw the idea of upending the chessboard as a maverick move." Bless him for giving us the gift that just keeps on giving!
In a letter to the mndaily.com (http://mndaily.com/2009/11/15/considering-afghanistan) published 11/15/2009, Mark Spivey writes: "Soldiers are human beings, not chess pieces. It was about time we got a president who understands that."
After reading the excellent book: Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas by Benson Bobrick, in which the writer makes a strong case for the Virginian as the best General of the war between the states, I thought of what he writes concerning U.S. Grant's use of soldier's as if they were chess pieces to be sacrificed at will, while General Thomas valued every man under his command, and was the most revered of all Yankee Generals for doing so...