Bobby Fischer and Paul Benko at Munich

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The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, December 14, 1958 - Page 55

“We would have taken the third-place medal, but the first two places would still have been out of reach. So you ask “Can we ever win, and if so, how?” I reply, “Yes, by going to Leipzig in 1960 with six players (instead of five) and by making sure that Bobby Fischer and Paul Benko are included!”

“Our solid showing at Munich plus the fine victories of Fischer and Benko at Portoroz have us twinkling brightly in the world chess tournament. We can hold our heads high!”

Bobby Fischer and Paul Benko at Munich
I find myself rather miffed that Isaac Kashdan published a very odd story, claiming to be Spann and PRAISING the Soviets whilst covering up their rampant Judeophobia. I will include links to the other statements of Jerry Spann, before this PROPAGANDA. Did they threaten Kashdan, or did he go along with this willingly? See, 1) Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Saturday, October 18, 1958, Soviet, U.S. Teams Draw 1st Round of Chess Olympics and 2) The Daily Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday, November 23, 1958, Checkmated at the Chess Table

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Bobby Fischer Gives “Peace Sign” in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

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Bobby was leftist-leaning, like his mother, Regina Fischer who went on a “Peace March” to Moscow in 1961 to put pressure on the Khrushchevs and U.S.S.R. toward disarmament.

(Readers' Digest) The Dark, Untold Story About the Peace Sign
“It originated as a symbol used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). An artist, Gerald Holtom, was on the groups' board, and as a well-known designer, stepped up to create a symbol that would have not only a visual but also a political impact. The symbol was first displayed during a protest march that took place on Easter weekend of 1958. Protesters marched 52 miles from London to Aldermaston in Berkshire, which is the site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment to protest the use of nuclear weapons in war. This march was organized by the DAC and it was the first wide spread public display of the peace sign.”
https://www.rd.com/culture/history-of-peace-sign/

Bobby's views never strayed far from his roots. The collage above, mentions BERTRAND RUSSELL, who was responsible for putting the peace signs on the 1958 banners and buttons of the activists. BERTRAND RUSSELL held strong views opposing the Apartheid of Israel. Just as Bobby did. Bobby never abandoned his leftist-leaning roots which he learned from Regina Fischer. He loathed Fascism.

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