George Soros is a major hedge fund operator and philanthropist whose foundation has supported many worthy causes, especially in emerging and formerly Communist countries. He is a major donor to the U.S. Democratic Party. But is he a major thinker? Although he calls himself a philosopher, he does not test his ideas against the strongest ideas of other philosophers or put his concepts into context. In fairness, men of his wealth are perhaps unaccustomed to having to explain or justify themselves or to offer a good reason for speaking their minds. Soros certainly has strong business credentials, given his international business experience, his other books on public issues and his vast philanthropy. His ego seems monumental here, but so are his contributions and his impact. If you are a non-governmental organization seeking a Soros grant, this book will illuminate his thinking. If you are a Democrat who appreciates his support for the party, this book will tell you why he believes as he does. If you are a Republican, this is a textbook on knowing your adversaries. And, getAbstract.com notes, if you are a non-partisan voter who has ignored media coverage of U.S. politics, this will give you the gist of the opposition’s passionate case against the Bush administration.
About the Author
Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros heads Soros Fund Management LLC and is the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is the author of The Crisis of Global Capitalism and George Soros on Globalization.