Garry Kasparov: I lived in the post-truth Soviet world and I hear its echoes in Trump’s America

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Garry Kasparov: I lived in the post-truth Soviet world and I hear its echoes in Trump’s America

There cannot be a red state reality and a blue state reality any more than there should be one world map inside of Russia and a different one outside, writes Garry Kasparov.

I have lived through several world-changing upheavals. I’m a post-Soviet citizen; the country of my birth ceased to exist in 1991. We enjoyed less than a decade of tenuous freedom in Russia before Vladimir Putin launched its post-democratic phase. My ongoing attempts to fight that tragedy led to my exile in the United States. Now my new home finds itself locked in its own perilous battle — a battle to avoid becoming the latest member of the post-truth world.

*Garry Kasparov is the chairman of the Renew Democracy Initiative and a former world chess champion. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN.

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