Some interesting reflections by the world's current #2 on chess as a profession, the role of computers, creativity, Carlsen, the Candidates and...well, you know who. Interestingly, Veselin Topalov still claims to be undecided about his participation in next year's Candidates, even though his declining would give Mr. You Know Who his slot in the event. That may be likely relative to the odds of Vladimir Putin resigning the Russian presidency and promoting Garry Kasparov in his place, but barring an incredible event the odds are pretty close to zero that he would willingly give Vladimir Kramnik his spot in the Candidates.
UPDATE: As a bunch of people have reminded me, it would be Dmitry Jakovenko who would take Topalov's spot in the Candidates' Tournament should he decide not to participate, and not Mr. You Know Who. Thanks to my alert readers!