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Repeating history

Famously, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  Despite the fame of this statement, in the lists of famous quotations it seems that nobody quite said it – though Edmund Burke was probably the first I could find to express a similar sentiment.  983 more words

"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain"*...


To Epictetus’ dictum in the title of this post, one might add “disdain”…

“That most deformed concept-cripple of all time.”

Friedrich Nietzsche on Immanuel Kant… 477 more words

Upington Tournament 1&2 August 2014

The next NC tournament will be on 1&2 August in Upington at Duineveld High School.

Please note that this is the last qualifying tournament before the NC trials. 11 more words

NK Skaak

Test your chess: Reitstein problem 217

White to play and win

F Koronstenski v R Friedrich 1978


I suspect this is the type of problem you either see instantly or not all. 240 more words


Why develop a chess activity in Cambodia?

Since the dawn of time, Cambodian people are playing different kind of games, especially during the Khmer New Year. As a chess player, I will talk about chess. 263 more words


Their drills were bloodless battles

A couple of years ago, I did something a little bit naughty. I bought myself a gift, and pretended it was a Christmas present to my son. 885 more words