Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Current World Champion Magnus Carlsen told the world he will not compete at the World Championships unless there are substantial rule changes. This interview was fascinating from start to finish. In the beginning Carlsen explained that despite being a Real Madrid football supporter his favourite player of all-time is Lionel Messi. His logic, humility and impartiality during this whole interview were something to behold. I had to chuckle because I had never heard replicated my exact thoughts about Messi even including Higuain fluffing his chance at the World Cup. Now if I could only play chess half as good as him.
Edited: Since this interview was broadcasted, things have gone haywire in the chess world with Carlsen pulling out of a recent tournament due to suspecting an opponent (Hans Niemann) of cheating.
‘Magnus Carlsen is the highest-rated chess player in history and widely considered to be the greatest chess player of all time‘. (View video interview here)
I was fascinated to learn in this video that Jordan Petrson has practiced Kundalini Yoga for about the same time period as I and here he communicates its benefits to his life with similar introspection as I did in articles.
‘Great discussion from Joe Rogan & Jordan Peterson on yoga, the TRUTH of Kundalini yoga and much more.’ (Watch video podcast excerpt here)
Will the Hard Right Sweep Europe – Ralph Schoellhammer
Video interview at UnHerd
The rise of the Christian, ultra-conservative candidate Giorgia Meloni in Italy marks a strange split in European politics. Post-Brexit Britain is now in the minority of countries that have not seen a recent Rightward populist uprising. UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers sat down with Ralph Schoellhammer, Assistant Professor of Economics at Webster University, Vienna. (Video presentation here)