Stories by Jack Brennan

Seeing the Whole Board

In an episode of the TV drama The West Wing, President Josiah Bartlet uses chess as an analogy for geopolitical strategy. Bartlet, locked in a global game of brinkmanship with the Chinese, observes that in both chess and foreign relations, it's dangerous to focus too narrowly when considering your next move. "You've got to see the whole board,"he tells an aide

Written by Jack Brennan09 Oct. 02 10:15

Show Me the Value

There's a great scene in the 1993 comedy <i>Trading Places</i> when the main character, a snooty commodities broker played by Dan Aykroyd, gets fired and is forced to pawn his expensive wristwatch

Written by Jack Brennan08 May 02 11:30