In 1947, George Soros set out on a refugee journey taking him from the Communist regime in control of his native Hungary who seized control of the country in the days following the end of the Nazi Occupation of Hungary taking place during World War II. Soros is in a unique position as he has lived under various totalitarian regimes and in the U.K. and U.S. at times when he believes they are nations on the verge of failure; in an article for The Atlantic, George Soros believes he has identified a series of similarities between the global conditions of the early years of both the 20th and 21st-centuries. In the article for The Atlantic, Soros explained his reasons for believing the world stands on the brink of a crisis similar to that faced in the build-up to the two World Wars of the 20th-century. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.
Many of the similarities identified by George Soros have been behind his reasons for becoming involved in the U.S. political scene in 2016, for the first time in over a decade. Politico reports the 2016 U.S. Presidential and local elections both felt the financial muscle of Soros as he made the decision to become one of the main supporters of the campaign for The White House of Hillary Clinton with more than $25 million provided in support for Clinton’s campaign and the PAC’s supporting her. Clinton and Soros have shared a political friendship lasting more than 25 years and reportedly bonded over policy details after the hedge fund billionaire admitted his decision to back President Barrack Obama over Clinton in 2008 was a mistake. Social justice is a major part of the philosophical concept of the open society George Soros uses as his main ideology, an idea that has pushed him towards a new way of showing his political support for Democratic candidates for Prosecutor and District Attorney positions.
The open society is a philosophical ideology George Soros first came into contact with during his days as a student at the London School of Economics; philosopher Karl Popper became a mentor for George Soros and guided him through the open society theory Soros has been using as a guiding principle ever since. George Soros believes the open society allows free movement of people across international borders and sees any nation with a dominant political ideology without rival as a nation that has already begun to fail. The issues in the early years of the 20th-century with the British Empire beginning to fail under the weight of a capitalist ideology is being replicated in the U.S. in the 21st-century, in the view of George Soros. Over the course of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, George Soros was critical of President Donald Trump as a candidate and has vowed to continue his fight against the Republican during his time in The White House. Read his profile at Forbes.