"I think we've forgotten many important lessons of the Cold war," says former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Especially when it comes to dealing with Russian leader Vladimir Putin: "You cannot project weakness….Putin's game is [not chess but] poker. And he knows how to bluff."
Kasparov sat down recently with Reason's Nick Gillespie on the anniversary of the Berlin's Wall's Collapse and of Kasparov's world championship. Kasparov, now a human rights activist, discussed communism, lessons from the Cold War, and the rise of Vladimir Putin as a new threat to freedom and peace.