On Tuesday evening, Garry Kasparov was a guest of conservative radio host Charlie Sykes. They discussed life under authoritarian regimes with callers who've lived under these regimes.
Kasparov is a retired chess grandmaster and political activist believed by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. He left Russia in 2013 after numerous warnings that his life was in danger because of his opposition to Putin. He's been beaten by Russian police and lost friends to assassination by Putin's operatives.
I've been following Kasparov for a long time, both in the news and literally in social media. He's now a permanent US resident, though not yet a citizen. Nonetheless, I consider him a better American than most because of his clear-eyed admiration for American ideals. In this discussion, Kasparov recommends strategy for opposing Putin and authoritarian wannabes like Donald Trump.