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Author Porter, Anna, author

Title Buying a better world : George Soros and billionaire philanthropy / Anna Porter
Published Markham : Thomas Allen, 2015
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Summary George Soros is well known as the legendary speculator who made a fortune betting against the British pound in 1992, but he is also a philanthropist who has spent billions in order to promote democracy around the world. Morton Abramowitz of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace once said that Soros was 'the only private citizen with his own foreign policy.' Anna Porter has interviewed Soros, his senior staff, journalists, politicians, and many others in an attempt to understand the man. Each person has a unique story to tell. Focusing on the last decade, she explores how Soros's Open Society Foundations have spread his ideas of human rights, democracy, Western liberalism, and participatory capitalism around the globe. These are the ideas Soros has said he considers worth dying for. How have they translated into reality? What will his legacy be?
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Subject Soros, George.
Open Society Foundations.
Billionaires -- United States -- Biography.
Endowments.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
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