George Soros is a man the majority of people in the U.S. have heard of as a major financial donor to liberal causes and candidates for election from the Democratic Party. However, fewer of those with a personal view of Soros have an understanding of his own ambitions and drives that have been revealed in a recent article by the hedge fund manager in The Atlantic. Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros may now be in his ninth decade of life, but many of the policies and ideas of Soros retains as his major belief system has been with him since his days as a student following his refugee journey from Hungary following the end of hostilities during World War II.The personal views of George Soros were influenced during his studies at the London School of Economics by the Austrian born philosopher Karl Popper who was a student of the open society; Soros has been a follower of this philosophical ideology ever since and even named his own philanthropic network, The Open Society Foundations.
Philanthropy has been a major part of the life of the founder of Soros Fund Management since the 1970s when he began looking to use the amazing success he achieved as a leading hedge fund manager to assist people robbed of their human rights. The Open Society Foundations reports the initial charitable efforts of George Soros focused on Eastern Europe during the ‘Cold War’but extended to Asia, Africa, and North America following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Fighting hard to ensure the work he is competing as a philanthropist reflects his own ideas has meant looking away from the aid offered by government agencies.
Soros has come to distrust after his funding was redirected away from the neediest in different communities.As his career has extended, George Soros has maintained a belief in the open society as Karl Popper explained it in relation to the totalitarian regimes of the 1940s. As a Holocaust survivor and expert in global politics, George Soros has come to question the values many of those he fights against hold dearest, largely as he believes an absolute truth cannot be discovered by individuals living in any community. Understanding the fact people have different opinions and ideas has been a part of the development of Soros as a political donor and philanthropist; then open society allows for political and philosophical discussion to take place in a manner that allows each individual to have their views to be respected and understood, even if they are not agreed upon.