April 18, 2007



Here's a piece from Pravda on Kasparov.



""Can Jonathan Lethem kick Martin Amis' ass?""

That's like asking if Evander Holyfield can kick Muhammad Ali's ass.

Oh, and it's "Martin Amis's ass", not "Martin Amis' ass" -- that grammar is not Mark' work; it's straight from the Seattlest, but he might sic it hard -- therefore I can kick the Seattlest' ass. Unless it's an e-mail interview, in which case Amis can definitely kick Lethem' ass; hell for that I could kick Lethem' ass.


"'. . .'" Yeah, yeah, yeah. But at least I caught it.


Kasparov is "the last hope of democracy in Russia"? Isn't that like saying Ralph Nadar is the last hope of democracy in America?


Kasparov is "the last hope of democracy in Russia"? Isn't that like saying Ralph Nader is the last hope of democracy in America?


Stephen, granted, it's a bit of an obtuse statement, but Kasparov is sort of a Russian hero, and wildly outspoken against the current regime. So in a populist sense he could "win a lot of hearts and minds".*

We have lots of hopes for democracy is America. Nader would be a strong hope for democratic socialism in America.

*Well, I looked at your blog so I expect your know Kasparov has a kind of mythic status in certain Russian circles."

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