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In your opinion, should all politicians know how to play chess?
If a ruler does not understand chess, how can he rule over a kingdom?
~ King Khusros II
- skaizunLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
King Khusros II was a violent man, who waged war and executed people with little provocation. As such, one could interpret the quote as meaning that anyone who plays chess is prone to psychopathy; therefore, chess should be avoided by any sane politician! (n.b., of course, one could argue that a "king" is not a politician in the purest sense, but, that's for another discussion!)
- 3 weeks ago
YEs. this is a must-know!
- MattmanLv 62 months ago
I assume not every politicians know but they could learn fast.
- Chris AncorLv 72 months ago
Won't do them any harm....
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- TorchbugLv 72 months ago
I don't live in a kingdom, so no, I don't think it applies.
- 2 months ago
This is an old quote and in the modern day, a ruler needs to know the problem of the country and the solution to them instead of staying busy in playing or studying how to play chess.