World-renowned ‘philanthropist’ George Soros has for years been one of the most problematic political figures in global politics. In Western European media, he is often depicted as a wealthy, well-meaning shaper of public opinion with Leftist leanings who works with various Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to make the world a better place.
Even a cursory overview of the last few decades of George Soros’ career shows that this picture is largely false, and that Soros is a prime example of the problem of private, wealthy interests overriding – or attempting to override – national sovereignty, and the freedoms of states and individuals alike. This article is an attempt to offer such an overview. While Soros and his various endeavours obviously engage themselves in fairly uncontroversial forms of charity or anti-corruption work, the focus of this article will be on the other (and far more important) aspects of his activities.
h/t Remco Friederich