[ by Charles Cameron — Kasparov on chess, dominoes ]
Dominoes falling, we all know, at least since Vietnam, are a choice metaphor for one thing leading to another, and chess, regular or played in 3 or 4 dimensions, is a common metaphor for the complexity of natsec issues.
People keep asking about 4-D chess, but this is looking more like dominoes… https://t.co/Sy6f4eiy4C
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) December 1, 2017
It’s tedious for ZP readers to see every mixed game entry individually, so I’ll make this a catch-all post, and collect them here. The classic instance remains Cakvinball, with Alasdair MacIntyre’s quote a close second. Since chess remains chess no matter how many dimensions the board has, it’s a piss poor analogy for reality: Calvinball is a far superior game metaphor. And what a game!