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Might and right: The power of one man

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Chess maestro Garry Kasparov has made a small but meaningful contribution to free speech in journalistic circles by challenging the widely-held taboo about invoking Hitler's name as a cautionary warning. 

A protester sits, prays and asks for compassion in front of a phalanx of riot police during an attempt to seize back an anti-government protest site on the holy Makha Bucha Day. Prakrisana Jantawong

Anticipating a predictable avalanche of knee-jerk responses negating his argument comparing Vladimir Putin's handling of the Sochi Olympics to Hitler's handling of the Berlin Olympics of 1936, Kasparov made a small but important point: "Even Hitler himself wasn't always Hitler."

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