In 2016, George Soros has returned to the financial side of U.S. politics with a major bang after largely refusing to take part in the election campaigns of 2008 and 2012. Politico reports George Soros became a major donor to the 2004 Presidential election campaign of Democrat John Kerry as he believed the Presidency of George W. Bush posed a threat to the security and financial stability of the world; Soros has identified a similar situation in 2016 as he feels a Donald Trump headed Administration would bring the world to the brink of war and financial catastrophe. Providing $25 million for the Clinton campaign shows just how much importance Soros places on the issue of global politics and protecting the freedoms of the people of the U.S. Follow George Soros on Twitter.
In his recent article for The Atlantic, the comparison between the U.S. of the 21st century and the British Empire of the late 19th and early 20th century are revealed by George Soros as he examines the philosophical idea of the open society and the threats to global security currently being seen in the world. The open society was a possibility at two distinct times in the history of the western world, in the view of George Soros, the periods following the completion of hostilities during World War II and the period following the completion of the Cold War gave perfect moments to push forward the idea of the global open society. At the end of the Cold War, George Soros went so far as to discuss the development of a new Marshall Plan, the post World War II deal that provided billions in funding for European countries ripped apart by World War II to ensure they remained free and democratic; Soros saw his idea laughed out of conferences around the world as he sought to promote open societies across world. Learn more on Biography about George
In the view of George Soros, the entire culture of the U.S. and the majority of democratic societies are being placed under threat by the rising threat of capitalism as a political ideology. The principles of supply and demand are being subverted as the financial markets are looking for a way to affect prices without taking into account either demand or supply as the ideology of capitalism is being seen as the only answer to political success in a world where fascism and communism have been seen as failing. In the view of George Soros and his mentor, Austrian philosopher Karl Popper the open society theory shows a nation is already failing when a single ideology is seen as dominant or the ultimate truth for all members of society.