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George Soros at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010
Born August 12, 1930 (1930-08-12) (age 79)
Budapest, Hungary
Alma mater London School of Economics
Occupation Entrepreneur, currency trader, investor, philosopher, philanthropist, political activist
Net worth $13.0 billion (Forbes)[1]
Religion Judaism (formerly);
Atheism.[2]
Spouse(s) Twice divorced (Annaliese Witschak and Susan Weber Soros)
Children Robert, Andrea, Jonathan, Alexander, Gregory
Website
www.georgesoros.com
.George Soros (pronounced /ˈsɔroʊs/ or /ˈsɔrəs/,[3] Hungarian IPA: [ˈʃoroʃ]; born August 12, 1930, as Schwartz György) is a Hungarian-American currency speculator, stock investor, businessman, philanthropist, and political activist.^ George Soros, a Hungarian Jew, is in a position to do just that, and has tried mightly thus far to do exactly that that.

^ That was the voice of billionaire philanthropist, George Soros, a man who has much to say about wealth and power in the west.
  • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Billionaire investor George Soros has warned that bailing out banks could turn them into "zombies" that suck the lifeblood of the American economy , which he predicted is in for a "lasting slowdown".
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[4] .He became known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England" after he made a reported $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.^ In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ During the savings and loan crisis, it was Black who accused then-house speaker Jim Wright and five US Senators, including John Glenn and John McCain, of doing favors for the S&L's in exchange for contributions and other perks.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ And Mr Soros, apart from being the trader who broke sterling in 1992, has been one of the most consistently successful hedge-fund superstars.
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[5][6]
.Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations.^ Soros' Open Society Institute has a finger in every pot.
  • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But there was not a murmur from the Open Society Institute or from Soros himself.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soros is the founder and funder of the Open Society Institute.
  • Friends of Liberty - George Soros: Imperial Wizard/Double Agent 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sianews.com [Source type: News]
  • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from Communism to Capitalism in Hungary (1984–89),[6] and provided Europe's largest ever higher education endowment to Central European University in Budapest.^ Central European University and the intellectual subversion of Central and Eastern Europe .
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Indeed, she was only playing a role that society provided for her.
  • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I agree with Ray that much of the blather about unilateralism by the Europeans is pure BS. Clumsy diplomacy certainly played a role, but look at Schröder and Chirac.
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

[7] .Later, his funding and organization of Georgia's Rose Revolution was considered by Russian and Western observers to have been crucial to its success.^ Russian peacekeepers have been stationed in S. Ossetia for 15 yrs under a Russian-Georgian bi-lateral agreement which Georgia has violated.
  • George Soros & The Georgian Conflict | Real Zionist News 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Rose Revolution forced President Eduard Shevardnadze out of office on November 23 2003 (St George’s Day in Georgia).
  • George Soros & The Georgian Conflict | Real Zionist News 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Georgia is a NATO country and the Russian attempt to protect its own nationals from genocide under the terms of the bi-lateral agreement will be the pretext for NATO conflict with Russia.
  • George Soros & The Georgian Conflict | Real Zionist News 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the United States, he is known for having donated large sums of money in an effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004. He helped found the Center for American Progress.^ CAVUTO: What — why did you think that, despite all your money, whatever it was, $24 million, $25 million — and you touch on it in — in your book — the American people reelected George Bush?
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I really became engaged in domestic politics in 2004, because I felt that the single most important thing I could do to make the world a better place is to help get President Bush out of the White House.
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore, in the Iranian incidents, the explosives and the guns, all came from the United States, and the "bandits" were trained in by Americans--in Pakistan!
  • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker wrote in 2003 in the foreword of Soros' book The Alchemy of Finance:
.George Soros has made his mark as an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still way ahead of the game.^ George Soros has made his mark as an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still way ahead of the game.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker wrote in 2003 in the foreword of Soros' book The Alchemy of Finance: "George Soros has made his mark as an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still way ahead of the game.
  • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

^ George Soros is an American currency speculator, stock investor, businessman, philanthropist, and political activist.
  • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

.The bulk of his enormous winnings is now devoted to encouraging transitional and emerging nations to become 'open societies,' open not only in the sense of freedom of commerce but—more important—tolerant of new ideas and different modes of thinking and behavior.^ His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only difference now is that for the first time in the history of the human race we are in possessing of precise information about the mind, about society, about the Family as a system, as in Family Systems Psychology.
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

Contents

Family

.Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of the Esperantist writer Tivadar Soros.^ George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 to Jewish parents so removed from their roots that they once vacationed in Nazi Germany.
  • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ György Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ "Few people have done to Budapest what George Soros has," gushed Demszky, saying that the billionaire had contributed to "structural and mental changes in the capital city and Hungary itself".
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tivadar (also known as Teodoro) was a Hungarian Jew, who was a prisoner of war during and after World War I and eventually escaped from Russia to rejoin his family in Budapest.^ Prescott Bush had property confiscated during the Second World War by the US government because he was trading with the Nazis, so the Bush family are Nazis, right?
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He who as a youth in Hungary during WWII was a member of the Judenrat a group of Jews who collaborated with the Nazis in sending almost all the OTHER Jews of Hungary to the concentration camps.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ World War Z is a very good book once you get past the interview format and adds in the concept of zombies freezing up during the winter.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[8][9]
.The family changed its name in 1936 from Schwartz to Soros, in response to growing anti-semitism with the rise of Fascism.^ Neither Israel's policies nor the critics of those policies should be held responsible for anti-Semitism.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You mean György Schwartz who changed his name to George Soros AFTER arriving to England to escape Ukranian Jews who were hanging Nazis from trees?
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » ABC News: George Soros a “free-market capitalist” 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ The Schwartz’s, who were non-practicing Jews, changed the family name to Soros, in order to facilitate assimilation into the gentile population, as the Nazis spread into Hungary during the 1930s.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

Tivadar liked the new name because it is a palindrome and because it has a meaning. .Although the specific meaning is left unstated in Kaufmann's biography, in Hungarian, soros means "next in line, or designated successor", and in Esperanto, it means "will soar".[10] His son George was taught to speak Esperanto from birth and thus is one of the rare native Esperanto speakers.^ Soros is an Esperanto word meaning “to soar.” .
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ Next » Soros and Schwarzman speak .
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ George Soros (born György Schwartz on August 12 , 1930 ) is a Hungarian-born American businessman, philanthropist, and political activist.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.George Soros later said that he grew up in a Jewish home, and that his parents were cautious with their religious roots.^ I grew up in a Jewish anti-Semitic home,” he once quipped.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Communitarian founder-guru Amitai Etzioni said: "Iam very close to George Soros, we have been friends for 25 years."
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

[11]
George Soros has been married and divorced twice, to Annaliese Witschak, and to Susan Weber Soros. He has five children: Robert, Andrea, Jonathan (with his first wife, Annaliese); Alexander, Gregory (with his second wife, Susan). .His elder brother, Paul Soros, a private investor and philanthropist, is a retired engineer, who headed Soros Associates, an international engineering firm based in New York, and established the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for Young Americans.^ He introduced me to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and we concluded an agreement between the academy and the newly established Soros Foundation in New York (Open Society Fund was considered too controversial a name).

^ George Soros is an American currency speculator, stock investor, businessman, philanthropist, and political activist.
  • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

^ A lot of Americans who hear you, Mr. Soros, say, who is this rich guy who came to America, became a billionaire, to bash America and all this?
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

[12][13] .George Soros' nephew Peter Soros, a son of Paul Soros, is married to the former Flora Fraser, a daughter of Lady Antonia Fraser and the late Sir Hugh Fraser, and a stepdaughter of the late 2005 Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter.^ Lewis and Soros are so interlinked that Lewis' son Jonathan told Jane Mayer of The New Yorker in October 2004 that his father and Soros were "like a married couple."
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Professor Hoeschl invites American financier, George Soros, together with Sir Karl, for a private dinner given by the 3rd Faculty of Medicine, and for a ceremony in Carolinum.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You mean former SS-intern and convicted felon George Soros?
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » ABC News: George Soros a “free-market capitalist” 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

[14]

Early life

.Soros was thirteen years old in March 1944 when Nazi Germany took military control over Hungary.^ Soros was a 13-year-old boy when the Nazis entered Budapest.
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

^ He was 13 when the Nazi took control of Hungary.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » ABC News: George Soros a “free-market capitalist” 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ When the Nazis occupied Hungary in 1944 .
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

[15] .Soros worked for the Jewish Council,[8] which had been established during the Nazi occupation of Hungary to forcibly carry out Nazi and Hungarian government anti-Jewish measures.^ Prescott Bush had property confiscated during the Second World War by the US government because he was trading with the Nazis, so the Bush family are Nazis, right?
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He survived the Nazi occupation and then fled communist Hungary for England, where he graduated from the London School of Economics.
  • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

^ George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 to Jewish parents so removed from their roots that they once vacationed in Nazi Germany.
  • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Soros later described this time to writer Michael Lewis:
.The Jewish Council asked the little kids to hand out the deportation notices.^ Judenrat [a Jewish Council set up by the Nazis, which betrayed Jews in exchange for special privileges] recruited him [Soros] and other Jewish youngsters to hand out leaflets deceptively persuading unwitting Jews to turn themselves in for deportation to the death camps.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

I was told to go to the Jewish Council. .And there I was given these small slips of paper...It said report to the rabbi seminary at 9 a.m....And I was given this list of names.^ Best known among these groups is MoveOn.org, a previously small fringe-left group to which Soros has given $5 million since 2004.

I took this piece of paper to my father. He instantly recognized it. This was a list of Hungarian Jewish lawyers. .He said, "You deliver the slips of paper and tell the people that if they report they will be deported.^ Cohen, the so called “father of venture capitalism” told you that few people could do what they have done so they are entitled to their reward.
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Sometimes, you have to wonder whether reporters actually pay attention to people they cover in the media.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » ABC News: George Soros a “free-market capitalist” 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply Report Abuse by solon ( April 14, 2007 6:06 pm ET ) NO THEY DONT. Do you work for a company?
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16]
.To avoid his son's being apprehended by the Nazis, Soros's father paid a Ministry of Agriculture employee to have Soros spend the summer of 1944 living with him and posing as the godson.^ Soros posed as his godson to avoid being murdered by the Germans.
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Lewis and Soros are so interlinked that Lewis' son Jonathan told Jane Mayer of The New Yorker in October 2004 that his father and Soros were "like a married couple."
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DNC hack George Stephanopoulous would shout “The plane boss, The plane” at the beginning of every This Week episode if George Soros told / paid him to do so.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » ABC News: George Soros a “free-market capitalist” 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

.Young Soros had to hide his Jewishness even as the official was overseeing the confiscation of Jewish property.^ Soros does not indicate or in any way suggest he had to confiscate the property of others to avoid being killed by Nazis.
  • George Soros Predicts Apocalypse, Has Dinner - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His father hid him with an official from the Ministry of Agriculture (whose Jewish wife was also in hiding).
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

[17]
.In the following year, Soros survived the battle of Budapest in which Soviet and German forces fought house-to-house through the city.^ So was the following quote from a November 2008 edition of the German magazine “Der Spiegel,” in which Soros gives his opinion on what the next POTUS should do after taking office.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ "Few people have done to Budapest what George Soros has," gushed Demszky, saying that the billionaire had contributed to "structural and mental changes in the capital city and Hungary itself".
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Soros first traded currencies and jewelry during the Hungarian hyperinflation of 1945–1946.
.Soros emigrated to England in 1947 and graduated from the London School of Economics in 1952. While a student of the philosopher Karl Popper, Soros worked as a railway porter and as a waiter.^ There, Soros came under the sway of the philosopher Karl Popper, at the London School of Economics.
  • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His stay in the U.K. and his 1947 enrolment to London School of Economics, and to be able financially support himself during that time, with no mentioned substantial help or financial backing, and to be able to graduate in 1952 at that young age, this all gives me chills where I missed my own opportunities and how come I wasn't able to be so "fortunate" and to have such "miraculous achievements" in my life.

^ He enrolled at the London School of Economics and in the mid-50s came to the U.S. There he was magically drawn to Wall Street, but his career until 1969 was rather unspectacular.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

A university tutor requested aid for Soros, and he received 40 pounds from a Quaker charity.[18] .He eventually secured an entry-level position with London merchant bank Singer & Friedlander.^ Katz is a Rothschild man who is also on the board of the London N.M. Rothschild & Sons merchant bank, and the head of Rothschild Italia S.p.A. of Milan.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Emigration

.In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked as an arbitrage trader with F. M. Mayer from 1956 to 1959 and as an analyst with Wertheim and Company from 1959 to 1963. Throughout this time, Soros developed a philosophy of "reflexivity" based on the ideas of Karl Popper.^ In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ Lewis and Soros are so interlinked that Lewis' son Jonathan told Jane Mayer of The New Yorker in October 2004 that his father and Soros were "like a married couple."
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New York Times Magazine, February 25, 1996, p.
  • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Reflexivity, as used by Soros, is the belief that the action of beholding the valuation of any market by its participants, affects said valuation of the market in a procyclical 'virtuous or vicious' circle.^ At 09:34 PM on 01 Apr 2008, keith pirelli wrote: "As a market participant, I do not need to be concerned about the consequences of my actions."
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ If Soros was smiling when he said that American's have their heads in the sand, I hope he's not smiling because he is planning to make a bundle off our markets.
  • George Soros & President Barack Obama Still Working Together... - Care2 News Network 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.care2.com [Source type: General]

^ Asked about the havoc his currency speculation caused to Far Eastern economies in the crash of 1997, Soros replied: "As a market participant, I don't need to be concerned with the consequences of my actions."
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19]
.Soros realized, however, that he would not make any money from the concept of reflexivity until he went into investing on his own.^ And as long as they can do that, they can sneak their main man Soros into the club, happy to own stock his plantation with more black people.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The economy went into freefall and is still falling and we don’t know where the bottom will be until we get there and there’s no sign that we are anywhere near a bottom,” he said.
  • George Soros Predicts Apocalypse, Has Dinner - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So if there really isn't any such thing as a free market wouldn't that make Soros a manipulator and a leech?
  • George Soros Predicts Apocalypse, Has Dinner - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

He began to investigate how to deal in investments. From 1963 to 1973 he worked at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, where he attained the position of vice-president. .Soros finally concluded that he was a better investor than he was a philosopher or an executive.^ If you look up the definition of Fat Cat, Soros fits the definition better than any banker who has ever lived.
  • George Soros & President Barack Obama Still Working Together... - Care2 News Network 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.care2.com [Source type: General]

.In 1967 he persuaded the company to set up an offshore investment fund, First Eagle, for him to run; in 1969 the company founded a second fund for Soros, the Double Eagle hedge fund.^ By structuring his investment company as an offshore hedge fund, Soros avoids public scrutiny.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are we set up for a hedge fund disaster?
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Judenrat [a Jewish Council set up by the Nazis, which betrayed Jews in exchange for special privileges] recruited him [Soros] and other Jewish youngsters to hand out leaflets deceptively persuading unwitting Jews to turn themselves in for deportation to the death camps.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

[19]
.When investment regulations restricted his ability to run the funds as he wished, he quit his position in 1973 and established a private investment company that eventually evolved into the Quantum Fund.^ By structuring his investment company as an offshore hedge fund, Soros avoids public scrutiny.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instead, for legal reasons, he serves as official "Investment Advisor" to Quantum Fund N.V. through his company, Soros Fund Management, of 888 Seventh Avenue, New York City.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soros speculates on the worlds financial markets via his secret off-shore company Quantum Fund NV, a private Investment fund that handles a portfolio of four to seven billion US$ for several clients.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

.He has stated that his intent was to earn enough money on Wall Street to support himself as an author and philosopher — he calculated that $500,000 after five years would be possible and adequate.^ If he paid himself this money in the normal way and was taxed on it, he would still take home, say £800m, with is quite a tidy sum, by anyone’s standards (how much money does one actually NEED in a year?
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ CAVUTO: But I would turn it around, Mr. Soros, and say, we have not been attacked on U.S. soil in more than five years.
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If THEY used it to support an anti abortion protest it would NOT be me donating money to an anti Abortion protest.
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He is also a former member of the Carlyle Group.[19]

Business

.Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management.^ One is Soros Fund Management, which operates hedge funds with $US 18 billion in assets.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GEORGE SOROS, CHAIRMAN, SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT: A pleasure.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Soros...has always had partners on the management side, such as Jim Rogers...In 1969, aged 39, he [Soros] ...joined with Jim Rogers to found Quantum Fund...
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1970 he co-founded the Quantum Fund with Jim Rogers, which created the bulk of the Soros fortune.^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Quantum Fund, if you got in, in 1970, I think in — within the span of a decade, you made almost, what, 4000 percent, or something like that.
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh, and betting against him is a bad idea: Soros's Quantum Endowment Fund returned 8 percent last year.
  • George Soros Predicts Apocalypse, Has Dinner - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

Rogers retired from the fund in 1980. Other partners have included Victor Niederhoffer and Stanley Druckenmiller.
.In 2007, the Quantum Fund returned almost 32%, netting Soros $2.9 billion.^ Reply Report Abuse by temphandle guilders81solidifying ( April 14, 2007 7:32 am ET ) Matt Drudge receives at least as much funding from George Soros as MMFA. .
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Quantum Fund, if you got in, in 1970, I think in — within the span of a decade, you made almost, what, 4000 percent, or something like that.
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply Report Abuse by mefirst ( April 13, 2007 5:47 pm ET ) what part of "never received funding" from soros eludes you?
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[20]

Currency speculation

.On Black Wednesday (September 16, 1992), Soros's fund sold short more than $10 billion worth of pounds sterling[citation needed], profiting from the Bank of England's reluctance to either raise its interest rates to levels comparable to those of other European Exchange Rate Mechanism countries or to float its currency.^ On September 16, 1992, he famously made a billion dollars in one day by betting against the Bank of England and the pound sterling.
  • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ Unavailability of abortion cannot be the answer either: According to a recent U.N. report, five European countries had more abortions than live births in 2000-the Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Belarus, Rumania, and Ukraine.
  • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Finally, the Bank of England withdrew the currency from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, devaluing the pound sterling, and Soros earned an estimated US$ 1.1 billion in the process.^ In the 90's, Soros forced a devaluation of the Pound, and made billions.

^ In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ Soros made his fortune on currency speculation - playing the spread between the dollar, pound, DM, franc, and yen.
  • George Soros Predicts Apocalypse, Has Dinner - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

.He was dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England."^ In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ In common with 90 per cent of the world's population, the Man Who Broke the Bank of England has had enough of President Bush and his foreign policy.
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^ Thursday December 17, 2009, 1:19 pm Soros became know at 'The Man Who Broke The Band Of England" ....
  • George Soros & President Barack Obama Still Working Together... - Care2 News Network 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.care2.com [Source type: General]

In 1997, the UK Treasury estimated the cost of Black Wednesday at £3.4 billion.
.The Times of Monday, October 26, 1992, quoted Soros as saying: "Our total position by Black Wednesday had to be worth almost $10 billion.^ Forbes lists Soros as the 29th-richest person in the world, with a net worth estimated at $11.0 billion.
  • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

^ By that time, a total of 29 "Soros Foundations" were active in every postcommunist country.
  • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ VonClausewitz says: October 15, 2009 12:02 PM This argument is totally void of logic and common sense.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

We planned to sell more than that. In fact, when Norman Lamont said just before the devaluation that he would borrow nearly $15 billion to defend sterling, we were amused because that was about how much we wanted to sell."
.Stanley Druckenmiller, who traded under Soros, originally saw the weakness in the pound.^ Soros has put our markets under extraordinary pressure through his speculative trading on the SIMEX. Our investigations have not been completed yet, and we have not yet decided what actions to take."
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, remember that Soros was the international financial scumbag who came close to bringing down the Bank of England, and he has been convicted of insider trading by the French.
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

."Soros' contribution was pushing him to take a gigantic position."^ Why can't Soros take the position that they agree on the big points, but they disagree on the specifics this time, and that he believes Bush's actions will be counterproductive?
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With Hillary Clinton holding the highest position in American politics, Soros will have his best opportunity to take down the American empire.

^ SOROS: As a mater of fact, I was together with — with — with Paul Wolfowitz, lobbying the Clinton administration for taking a — a more forceful position in — in the Balkans.
  • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

[21][22]
.In 1997, during the Asian financial crisis, then Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad accused Soros of using the wealth under his control to punish ASEAN for welcoming Myanmar as a member.^ The attacks on Soros , launched by Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in late July , and, again, with renewed pungency, at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting in Hongkong in September, have served as a rallying cry that is now being echoed among "emerging market" nations worldwide.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ US economy · Financial crisis · Banking · Investing · Global recession · Recession · George Soros Money .
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ You seem to be unphased by Soros’ coup d’ etat against the British government under Prime Minister John Major.
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

Soros has denied Mahathir's accusations. The nominal US dollar GDP of ASEAN fell by US$9.2 billion in 1997 and $218.2 billion (31.7%) in 1998.

Public predictions

.Soros' May 2008 book, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, described a "superbubble" that had built up over the past 25 years and was ready to collapse.^ At 05:18 PM on 01 Apr 2008, David Grinter wrote: George Soros is now 78 years old.
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The New York-based Soros Foundation has spent more than $US1 billion ($A1.4 billion) on charitable projects in Russia in the past 15 years.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ World War Z is a very good book once you get past the interview format and adds in the concept of zombies freezing up during the winter.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

This was the third in a series of books he's written that have predicted disaster. As he states:
I have a record of crying wolf.... .I did it first in The Alchemy of Finance (in 1987), then in The Crisis of Global Capitalism (in 1998) and now in this book.^ In his book, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (2000), Soros expounded his suport of campaign finance reform--which was a reaction to the fact that Republicans had defeated Hillary Clinton's health plan simply by media.
  • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have been a skeptic or a critic of this new globalized world of finance, of the deregulation, of the enormous fluidity of capital markets - but you have massively benefited from it.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, my question for you for this week is: What country do you think will emerge most unscathed from this global financial crisis?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

So it's three books predicting disaster. (After) the boy cried wolf three times . . . the wolf really came.[23]
He ascribes his own success to being able to recognize when his predictions are wrong.
.
I'm only rich because I know when I'm wrong...^ SACHS: You know, look, I'm the only one saying it, because everyone wants it, and everyone loves it.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If Mr. Soros says that the Chinese and United Nations way of government is the best for this world, because he backed Obama in the election then we know for a fact he cannot be wrong.
  • George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes. .I very often used to get backaches due to the fact that I was wrong.^ And in fact, if America uses its position to cooperate with other countries, it can reemerge as the leader, and the world very much needs that kind of leadership.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

Whenever you are wrong you have to fight or [take] flight. When [I] make the decision, the backache goes away.[23]
.In February 2009, George Soros said the world financial system had effectively disintegrated, adding that there was no prospect of a near-term resolution to the crisis.^ SOROS: No, there's a technical reason.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The "Asia Crisis" was unleashed soon after ASEAN decided to admit Burma; George Soros and Madeline Albright had been trying to get ASEAN to reject Burma: asia-crisis.html .
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The system can then decide which of the financial organizations become too large and require a division, there must also be new rules to control the movement of capital “, – said Soros.
  • George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] ."We witnessed the collapse of the financial system[...]It was placed on life support, and it's still on life support.^ The conventional view, shared by many on the left, is that socialism collapsed in eastern Europe because of its systemic weaknesses and the political elite's failure to build popular support.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They executed her' 5 Sep 2009: Lawrence McDonald explains how the collapse of the bank giant shook the global financial system to its core .
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

There's no sign that we are anywhere near a bottom."

Insider trading conviction

In 1988, he was asked to join a takeover attempt of the French bank Société Générale. He declined to participate in the bid but did later buy a number of shares in the company. .French authorities began an investigation in 1989, and in 2002 a French court ruled that it was insider trading, a felony conviction as defined under French securities laws and fined him $2.3 million, which was the amount that he made using the insider information.^ France has upheld an earlier conviction against Soros, for felony insider trading.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ How we get from “powerful capitalist” and “convicted of insider trading” to “Clinton’s policies led to Enron” I’m not really sure.
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

^ It's going to collect all sorts of information about us, which then is going to be used for purposes that go well beyond airline security.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

Punitive damages were not sought because of the delay in bringing the case to trial. Soros denied any wrongdoing and said news of the takeover was public knowledge.[25]
.His insider trading conviction was upheld by the highest court in France on June 14, 2006.[26] In December, 2006 he appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming that the 14-year delay in bringing the case to trial precluded a fair hearing.^ How we get from “powerful capitalist” and “convicted of insider trading” to “Clinton’s policies led to Enron” I’m not really sure.
  • AMERICAN FUTURE - Marc Schulman on a world in turmoil » Who Is George Soros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC americanfuture.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal by civil liberties groups, which challenged the secret arrests on constitutional grounds.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ C77 is part of the interconnected web of the "human rights" mafia , which in turn overlaps the drug legalization lobby, as exemplified in the case of Human Rights Watch, for which Soros is a prominent financier.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27]

Sports

.In 2005, Soros was a minority partner in a group that tried to buy the Washington Nationals of the National League.^ Who are Soros's business partners at the Carlyle Group---one of the world's largest private equity funds, which makes most of this profit from defense contracts ?
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soros' aim seems to be to make the U.S. just another client state easily controlled by the United Nations and other one-world groups where he has lots of friends.

^ Soros is a partner in the Carlyle Group where he has invested more than 100 million dollars.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

.Some Republican lawmakers suggested that they might tamper with baseball's antitrust exemption if Soros had any interest in any baseball team.^ Soros may not, as some have suggested, be a fully paid-up CIA agent.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[28] .In 2008, Soros' name was associated with AS Roma, an Italian football team but the club was not sold.^ By running backwards from an association with the Soros name gives the appearance of being ashamed of his ideas and causes.
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Soros was also a financial backer of Washington Soccer L.P., the group that owned the operating rights to Major League Soccer club D.C. United when the league was founded in 1995, but the group lost these rights in 2000.[29]

Philanthropy

George Soros (left) and James H. Billington.
.Soros has been active as a philanthropist since the 1970s, when he began providing funds to help black students attend the University of Cape Town in apartheid South Africa, and began funding dissident movements behind the iron curtain.^ Soros the 'philanthropist' and his Open Society Fund .
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, Media Matters has never received funding from progressive philanthropist George Soros.
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Soros' philanthropic funding includes efforts to promote non-violent democratization in the post-Soviet states.^ I cannot understand why the Democrats have to denigrate the war effort and the coalition (please spare me any attempts to state that thier current rhetoric is based on facts or principles).
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What keeps these groups on cue, and Democrats in line, is the prospect that any funding from Soros can be stepped up to massive levels.

.These efforts, mostly in Central and Eastern Europe, occur primarily through the Open Society Institute (OSI) and national Soros Foundations, which sometimes go under other names (such as the Stefan Batory Foundation in Poland).^ Poland through the Stefan Batory Foundation ...
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soros' efforts go beyond spin.

^ But there was not a murmur from the Open Society Institute or from Soros himself.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

As of 2003, PBS estimated that he had given away a total of $4 billion.[25] .The OSI says it has spent about $400 million annually in recent years.^ That compares with about $US100 million in foreign aid to Russia from the US Government last year.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soros can and does- about $US350 million ($500 million) worth every year.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Time magazine in 2007 cited two specific projects - $100 million toward Internet infrastructure for regional Russian universities; and $50 million for the Millennium Promise to eradicate extreme poverty in Africa — while noting that Soros has given $742 million to projects in the U.S., and given away a total of more than $6 billion.^ Soros has invested more than $100 million in Carlyle, Clark tells us.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How he was able to do this, remains a mystery: first, there was the fact that a speculator like Soros is able to borrow on a margin of 5%, borrowing $1 billion for just $50 million.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The New York-based Soros Foundation has spent more than $US1 billion ($A1.4 billion) on charitable projects in Russia in the past 15 years.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[30]
.Other notable projects have included aid to scientists and universities throughout Central and Eastern Europe, help to civilians during the siege of Sarajevo, and Transparency International.^ Central European University and the intellectual subversion of Central and Eastern Europe .
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ University eductaion for students throughout central and eastern Europe.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ George Soros -or what might be called the "George Soros spider web of institutions" - is at the center of a vast cultural-political operation of deconstruction in Central and Eastern Europe, and throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Soros also pledged an endowment of €420 million to the Central European University (CEU).^ Soros pledged $10 million to ACT, which has since been fined $775,000 for illegally funneling $70 million set aside for voter registrations to Democratic candidates.

^ Central European University and the intellectual subversion of Central and Eastern Europe .
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^ The focal point of this endeavor is the Soros-created and Soros-patronized Central European University , based primarily in Budapest, but with important branches in Warsaw and Prague.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his microfinance bank Grameen Bank received support from the OSI.
.According to National Review[31] the Open Society Institute gave $20,000 in September 2002 to the Defense Committee of Lynne Stewart, the lawyer who has defended alleged terrorists in court and was sentenced to 2⅓ years in prison for "providing material support for a terrorist conspiracy" via a press conference for a client.^ He also supports those who support terror, specifically by contributing large amounts of money to Lynne Stewart, who received a relatively brief 28-month sentence for providing material support for terrorism.

^ While he has criticized the United Nations occasionally, he favors U.N. dominance in world affairs, sees the European Union as a model for "open society" and has called for a global central bank.

^ In 1999, George Soros's Open Society Institute gave 4 grants, totalling $220,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists--on whose board sits NATION magazine co-owner and editorial director Victor Navasky.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An OSI spokeswoman said "it appeared to us at that time that there was a right-to-counsel issue worthy of our support."^ Left- liberals, admiring his support for some of their favourite issues such as gay rights and the legalisation of soft drugs, let him off lightly.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the point that England starts supporting Security Council action, the canary in the mine will have died, and we'll know it is time for England and the US to put the Security Council to a test.
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Washington people, who work for us, are sitting back and allowing the changes to our rights and freedoms happen.
  • Mark Lloyd, Obama/Soros hitman at the FCC [Darleen Click] 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In September 2006, Soros departed from his characteristic sponsorship of democracy building programs, pledging $50 million to the Jeffrey Sachs-led Millennium Promise to help eradicate extreme poverty in Africa.^ In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of Halliburton—Dick Cheney’s old stomping grounds.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ How he was able to do this, remains a mystery: first, there was the fact that a speculator like Soros is able to borrow on a margin of 5%, borrowing $1 billion for just $50 million.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soros pledged $10 million to ACT, which has since been fined $775,000 for illegally funneling $70 million set aside for voter registrations to Democratic candidates.

Noting the connection between bad governance and poverty, he remarked on the humanitarian value of the project.[32]
He received honorary doctoral degrees from the New School for Social Research (New York), the University of Oxford in 1980, the Corvinus University of Budapest, and Yale University in 1991. Soros also received the Yale International Center for Finance Award from the Yale School of Management in 2000 as well as the Laurea Honoris Causa, the highest honor of the University of Bologna in 1995.

Political donations and activism

United States

In an interview with The Washington Post on November 11, 2003, Soros said that removing President George W. Bush from office was the "central focus of my life" and "a matter of life and death." He said he would sacrifice his entire fortune to defeat President Bush, "if someone guaranteed it."[33] .Soros gave $3 million to the Center for American Progress, $5 million to MoveOn, and $10 million to America Coming Together.^ He is also one of three initial funders of Center for American Progress, and is represented on the board.
  • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

^ SOROS: I have committed $10 million to one organization, Americans Coming Together, that's a grassroots organization to bring out the vote and $2.5 million to Moveon.org to -- which is sort of (UNINTELLIGIBLE) organization.
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^ Soros bankrolled MoveOn to the tune of $5 million over the last three years, a period in which the advocacy group saw its influence increase dramatically.

.These groups worked to support Democrats in the 2004 election.^ As we enter the 2004 election year, there's been a lot of talk about President Bush's very successful fund-raising efforts but the Democrats have big financial supporters as well.
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^ Best known among these groups is MoveOn.org, a previously small fringe-left group to which Soros has given $5 million since 2004.

^ What keeps these groups on cue, and Democrats in line, is the prospect that any funding from Soros can be stepped up to massive levels.

.On September 28, 2004 he dedicated more money to the campaign and kicked off his own multi-state tour with a speech: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush[34] delivered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The online transcript to this speech received many hits after Dick Cheney accidentally referred to FactCheck.org as "factcheck.com" in the Vice Presidential debate, causing the owner of that domain to redirect all traffic to Soros's site.^ Why are you so angry at President Bush?
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^ So why all the denial about receiving Soros money...a liberal icon.
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^ George wrote in his second paragraph of the brochure entitled "Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush": .
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[35]
.Soros was not a large donor to US political causes until the 2004 presidential election, but according to the Center for Responsive Politics, during the 2003-2004 election cycle, Soros donated $23,581,000 to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating President Bush.^ In the United States, he is known for having donated large sums of money in a failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004.
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^ Critics see the arrest as a Kremlin attempt to punish the billionaire for funding political opposition before parliamentary and presidential elections this year and next.
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^ Best known among these groups is MoveOn.org, a previously small fringe-left group to which Soros has given $5 million since 2004.

.A 527 group is a type of American tax-exempt organization named after a section of the United States tax code, 26 U.S.C. § 527. Despite Soros' efforts, Bush was reelected to a second term as president.^ In the United States, he is known for having donated large sums of money in a failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004.
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^ Therefore, in the Iranian incidents, the explosives and the guns, all came from the United States, and the "bandits" were trained in by Americans--in Pakistan!
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^ About George Soros from Blue Star Chronicles I wonder will George Soros succeed in buying the United States.

.After Bush's re-election, Soros and other donors backed a new political fundraising group called Democracy Alliance which supported the goals of the U.S. Democratic Party.^ This is a partial list of funders of the Democracy Alliance.
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^ Soros calls Bush a Nazi.
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^ In the United States, he is known for having donated large sums of money in a failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004.
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[36] .Soros supported the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which many hoped would end "soft money" contributions to federal election campaigns.^ Reform election campaign financing.
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^ Soros's support was not strictly a question of money.
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^ It would be foolish to oppose a cause just because George Soros supports it.
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.Soros has made soft money donations to 527 organizations that he says do not raise the same corruption issues as donations directly to the candidates or political parties.^ And, fourth, U.S. intelligence sources charge that Soros has access to a 'hot money" crowd in Israel, politically associated with the Eretz Yisroel goals of Gen.
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^ ACT has already disbanded, but one can be sure that Soros will put his money into similar organizations, and will get similar results.

^ "Soros has made money in every country he has helped to prise 'open' .
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.In August 2009, Soros donated $35 million to the state of New York to be ear-marked for under-privileged children and given to parents who had benefit cards at the rate of $200 per child aged 3 through 17, with no limit as to the number of children that qualified.^ The New York-based Soros Foundation has spent more than $US1 billion ($A1.4 billion) on charitable projects in Russia in the past 15 years.
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^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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^ In September 1993, Soros appointed Aryeh Neier to be president of the OSI-New York.
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.An additional $140 million was put into the fund by the state of New York from money they had received from the 2009 federal recovery act.^ ACT has already disbanded, but one can be sure that Soros will put his money into similar organizations, and will get similar results.

^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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^ George Soros is facing new, possibly criminal investigations into his hostile hedge-fund-centered speculation against Asian currencies and stock markets .
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[18]
.Soros is also thought to be connected to the self-described progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America.^ Media Matters for America is a "Soros operation."
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^ Drudge claims Media Matters is a "Soros operation".
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^ Media Matters is playing a word game because Soros' trust fund aka Center for American Progress is funding them, not a personal check.
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.Although Media Matters has denied having any funding directly or indirectly from Soros[37], in April 2008, Soros hosted an event in his apartment that had guests such as Media Matters founder David Brock liberal commentator Paul Begala.^ Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters .
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^ Media Matters can clarify this by posting their funding.
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^ Media Matters for America is a "Soros operation."
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.Brock described that the plan intended to raise $40 million to run political attack advertisements against then presumptive Republican nominee for the 2008 US Presidential Election, Senator John McCain, through a group called The Fund for America and Progressive Media, whose key backer, according to politico.com, is Soros.^ Media Matters for America is a "Soros operation."
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^ His efforts resulted in the McCain-Feingold act which barred any paid political advertising on TV or radio 60 days before a general election, and 30 days before a primary.
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^ During the savings and loan crisis, it was Black who accused then-house speaker Jim Wright and five US Senators, including John Glenn and John McCain, of doing favors for the S&L's in exchange for contributions and other perks.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[38]

Eastern Europe

.According to Neil Clark in the New Statesman, Soros's role was crucial in the collapse of communism in eastern Europe.^ Neil Clark, New Statesman , June 2, 2003 .
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^ NEIL CLARK / New Statesman 2jun03 .
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^ George Soros profiled by Neil Clark .
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.Clark states that from 1979, Soros distributed $3m a year to dissidents including Poland's Solidarity movement, Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia and Andrei Sakharov in the Soviet Union; in 1984, he founded his first Open Society Institute in Hungary and pumped millions of dollars into opposition movements and independent media.^ Soros gave $ to Solidarity, Charter 77, Sakharov, & the anti-Milosevic opposition .
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^ Soros was fined 2.9 million dollars.
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^ Clark points out that "Soros' role was crucial: "From 1979, he distributed $3 million a year to dissidents including Poland's solidarity movement, Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia and Andrei Sakharov in the Soviet Union.
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[39]
.Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Soros' funding has continued to play an important role in the former Soviet sphere.^ Media Matters is playing a word game because Soros' trust fund aka Center for American Progress is funding them, not a personal check.
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^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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^ Clark points out that "since the fall of Milosevic, Serbia, under the auspices of Soros- backed "reformers", has become less, not more, free.
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His funding and organization of Georgia's Rose Revolution was considered crucial to its success by Russian and Western observers, although Soros has said that his role has been "greatly exaggerated."[40] Alexander Lomaia, Secretary of the Georgian Security Council and former Minister of Education and Science, is a former Executive Director of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (Soros Foundation), overseeing a staff of 50 and a budget of $2,500,000.[41]
.Former Georgian Foreign Minister Salomé Zourabichvili wrote that institutions like the Soros Foundation were the cradle of democratisation and that all the NGOs which gravitated around the Soros Foundation undeniably carried the revolution.^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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^ The very fact that Soros is attempting to "purchase" the Democratic Party should be frightening to all; including SF Dude...

^ It's laughable to think that with all the millions that Soros throws around...poor little mmfa doesn't get a dime.
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.She opines that after the revolution the Soros Foundation and the NGOs were integrated into power.^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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[42]
.Soros' support of pro-democracy and pro-transparency NGOs has been decried in several semi-authoritarian countries: Some Soros-backed pro-democracy initiatives have been banned in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.^ Our country, also supported the efforts of the rebels in the 1980s who fought back against the USSR, right?
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As for "pro-democracy" Soros is anything but.

[43] .Ercis Kurtulus, head of the Social Transparency Movement Association (TSHD) in Turkey, said in an interview that "Soros carried out his will in Ukraine and Georgia by using these NGOs...Last year Russia passed a special law prohibiting NGOs from taking money from foreigners.^ Science education in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia.
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^ Will black players take Soros' money.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Soros bankrolled MoveOn to the tune of $5 million over the last three years, a period in which the advocacy group saw its influence increase dramatically.

I think this should be banned in Turkey as well."[44] .In 1997, Soros had to close his foundation in Belarus after it was fined $3 million by the government for "tax and currency violations". According to the New York Times, the Belarussian president Aleksandr Lukashenko has been widely criticized in the West and in Russia for his efforts to control the Belarus Soros Foundation and other independent NGOs and to suppress civil and human rights.^ Soros was fined 2.9 million dollars.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ In a recent article published in the New York Review of Books , Soros asserts that America should pressure Israel to negotiate with the Hamas-led unity government in the Palestinian territory regardless of its refusal to recognize the right of the Jewish state to exist.
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^ The New York-based Soros Foundation has spent more than $US1 billion ($A1.4 billion) on charitable projects in Russia in the past 15 years.
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Soros called the fines part of a campaign to "destroy independent society".[45]
.In June 2009, Soros donated $100m to Central Europe and Eastern Europe to counter the impact of the economic crisis on the poor, voluntary groups and non-government organisations.^ More than a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Soros is the uncrowned king of eastern Europe.
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^ Soros now claims, with characteristic immodesty, that he was responsible for the "Americanisation" of eastern Europe.
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^ A reunited Germany becomes the strongest economic power and develops Eastern Europe as its habitata terrible witches brew.
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[46]

Africa

.The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa is a Soros-affiliated organization.^ In 1999, George Soros's Open Society Institute gave 4 grants, totalling $118,000, to the Internews Network.
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^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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^ In 1999, George Soros' Open Society Institute gave 2 grants, totalling $272,000, to the "Project on Media Ownership."
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.[1] Its director for Zimbabwe is Godfrey Kanyenze, who also directs the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), which was the main force behind the founding of the Movement for Democratic Change, the principal indigenous organization promoting Regime change in Zimbabwe.^ The Rockefeller empire is the main financing force behind the CFR, the Trilateral Commission and the Club of Rome.
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^ During the Clinton administration, an administration you worked in, wasn't it the policy of the Clinton administration, backed by Congress, to support regime change?
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^ At the end of 1989, Soros organized a secret meeting between the Communist regime of Rakowski with the leaders of the then illegal opposition union organization Solidarnosc.
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Drug policy reform

.Soros has funded worldwide efforts to promote drug policy reform.^ EIR, public debate on Soros's sordid activities erupted in Argentina, during a press conference with U.S. White House drug policy adviser, Gen.
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^ The press release then quotes the Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann is the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, hand picked by George Soros.
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^ Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded as the proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad.
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.In 2008, Soros donated $400,000 to help fund a successful ballot measure in the state of Massachusetts known as the Massachusetts Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative which decriminalized possession of less than 1 oz (28g) of marijuana in the state.^ California has the opportunity to be the first state in the nation to enact a smart, responsible public policy for the control and regulation of marijuana.” .
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^ With Hillary Clinton poised to run for the presidency of the United States in 2008, Soros' activities loom more significant than ever before.

^ And Mr Soros, apart from being the trader who broke sterling in 1992, has been one of the most consistently successful hedge-fund superstars.
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.Soros has also funded similar measures in California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Maine.^ Fund My Mutual Fund: George Soros Interview with Financial Times - October 2009 skip to main .
  • Fund My Mutual Fund: George Soros Interview with Financial Times - October 2009 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fundmymutualfund.com [Source type: News]

[47] .Among the drug decriminalization groups that have received funding from Soros are the Lindesmith Center and Drug Policy Foundation.^ Media Matters is playing a word game because Soros' trust fund aka Center for American Progress is funding them, not a personal check.
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^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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^ George has billions, George could fund world-class drug treatment centers in perpetuity, but he chooses not to.
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[48]
.Soros donated $1.4 million to publicity efforts to support California's Proposition 5 in 2008, a failed ballot measure that would have expanded drug rehabilitation programs as alternatives to prison for persons convicted of non-violent drug-related offenses.^ George Soros' "Alternative Journalism" donations .
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^ He said that Soros was very supportive of his efforts.
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^ One can hope that if their efforts fail they will have the integrity to back harsh measures against Iran.
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[2] [49]
.According to an interview in October 2009 it is Soros opinion that marijuana is less addictive but not appropriate for use by children and students.^ October 15, 2009 5:04 PM The analogy of Soros with Rush is silly.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ VoxVeritas says: October 15, 2009 12:57 PM "Soros is not a liberal, he is a fascist, world controlling guy."
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^ Chris Fiorentino says: October 15, 2009 11:55 AM "Even if the reaction to Soros' involvement isn't as sharp and immediate," .
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He himself has not used marijuana for years.[50]

Death and dying

.The Project on Death in America, active from 2001–2003, was one of the Open Society Institute's projects, which sought to "understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement."^ In 1999, George Soros's Open Society Institute gave 4 grants, totalling $118,000, to the Internews Network.
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^ The Open Society Fund, which was the first Soros foundation created in 1979, has, since December 1993, folded into the Open Society Institute-New York.
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^ In 1999, George Soros' Open Society Institute gave 2 grants, totalling $272,000, to the "Project on Media Ownership."
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[51] .In 1994, Soros delivered a speech in which he reported that he had offered to help his mother, a member of the Hemlock Society, commit suicide.^ In 2001, George Soros's Open Society Institute also gave grants to help subsidize the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice group, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement group, the Million Mom March group and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
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^ In June 1994, Popper delivered a lecture at the Central European Univeristy in Prague, which Soros had established as a intellectual center to promote the ideals of open society in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
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^ Soros admitted on 60 Minutes to Steve Croft, that he delivered leaflets to Jews for them to report to centers with 2 days food and nothing else from which Nazis sent them to their extermination.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

[52] In the same speech, he also endorsed the Oregon Death with Dignity Act,[53] the campaign for which he helped fund.[54]

Philosophy

Education and beliefs

.Soros has a keen interest in philosophy, and has stated that he entered finance to be able to support himself as a philosopher.^ Soros likes to portray himself as an outsider, an independent-minded Hungarian emigre and philosopher-pundit who stands detached from the US military-industrial complex.
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.His philosophical outlook is influenced by Karl Popper, under whom he studied at the London School of Economics (LSE).^ Sir Karl Popper, for whom the Karl Popper Debate Program is named, is well known for his important contributions to the philosophy of science, political theory, and sociology.
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^ He enrolled at the London School of Economics and in the mid-50s came to the U.S. There he was magically drawn to Wall Street, but his career until 1969 was rather unspectacular.
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^ After WWII, Soros attended the London School of Economics, where he fell under the thrall of fellow atheist and Hungarian, Karl Popper, one of his professors.
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.His Open Society Institute is named after Popper's two volume work, The Open Society and Its Enemies, and Soros's ongoing philosophical commitment to the principle of fallibilism (that anything he believes may in fact be wrong, and is therefore to be questioned and improved) stems from Popper's philosophy.^ Two of Popper’s most influential teachings concerned “the open society,” and Fallibilism.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ In his book, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (2000), Soros expounded his suport of campaign finance reform--which was a reaction to the fact that Republicans had defeated Hillary Clinton's health plan simply by media.
  • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fallibilism is the philosophical doctrine that all claims of knowledge could, in principle, be mistaken.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

.In an interview with 60 Minutes, Soros stated that he did not believe in God.^ Soros admitted on 60 Minutes to Steve Croft, that he delivered leaflets to Jews for them to report to centers with 2 days food and nothing else from which Nazis sent them to their extermination.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ During an interview with “Sixty Minute’s” Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his “best year:” .
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ George Soros Interview On 60 Minutes: .
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

[55]

Reflexivity, financial markets, and economic theory

.Soros' writings focus heavily on the concept of reflexivity, where the biases of individuals enter into market transactions, potentially changing the perception of fundamentals of the economy.^ George Soros is facing new, possibly criminal investigations into his hostile hedge-fund-centered speculation against Asian currencies and stock markets .
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Soros argues that such transitions in the perceptions of fundamentals of the economy are typically marked by disequilibrium rather than equilibrium, and that the conventional economic theory of the market (the 'efficient market hypothesis') does not apply in these situations.^ Recently, his native Hungary fined Soros 2.2 million dollars for “illegal market manipulation.” Elizabeth Crum writes that “The Hungarian economy has been in a state of transition as the country seeks to become more financially stable and westernized.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd rather let humanity as a whole and free market economies dictate which way we go.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This kind of scenario will affect an ever greater proportion of the world's population and future economic crises will increasingly become a struggle for nutrition rather than a struggle for consumption.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

Soros has popularized the concepts of dynamic disequilibrium, static disequilibrium, and near-equilibrium conditions.[19]
Reflexivity is based on three main ideas:[19]
  1. Reflexivity is best observed under special conditions where investor bias grows and spreads throughout the investment arena. Examples of factors that may give rise to this bias include (a) equity leveraging or (b) the trend-following habits of speculators.
  2. Reflexivity appears intermittently since it is most likely to be revealed under certain conditions; i.e., the equilibrium process's character is best considered in terms of probabilities.
  3. Investors' observation of and participation in the capital markets may at times influence valuations AND fundamental conditions or outcomes.
A current example of reflexivity in modern financial markets is that of the debt and equity of housing markets. .Lenders began to make more money available to more people in the 1990s to buy houses.^ These people just want to work, make money, and go back and forth to Mexico.
  • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He does not appear to have any concerns regarding how he makes money or how people are harmed as a result.
  • George Soros & President Barack Obama Still Working Together... - Care2 News Network 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.care2.com [Source type: General]

^ BLITZER: When people visit the White House, for example, they also have to make available their Social Security number.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.More people bought houses with this larger amount of money, thus increasing the prices of these houses.^ Government has laid its hand on health, housing,farming,industry,commerce,education, and to an ever-increasing degree interferes with the people’s right to know.
  • Mark Lloyd, Obama/Soros hitman at the FCC [Darleen Click] 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lenders looked at their balance sheets which not only showed that they had made more loans, but that their equity backing the loans—the value of the houses, had gone up (because more money was chasing the same amount of housing, relatively).^ Now tell your buddies because more people need to wake up and realise the shit we're in.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Only when this happens will the banks be in a position to start lending again, they are too afaid of the negitive equity thing, hense the huge deposits required.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ And as a result, the banks are husbanding their resources because they’ve actually lost a lot of money...
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Thus they lent out more money because their balance sheets looked good, and prices went up more, and they lent more.^ Now tell your buddies because more people need to wake up and realise the shit we're in.
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ And as a result, the banks are husbanding their resources because they’ve actually lost a lot of money...
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ They are printing money to prop up faulty financial institutions and a fragile economy but all this is doing is delaying a process of hurt.
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

This was further amplified by public policy. .Many governments see home ownership as a positive outcome and so first home owners grant and other financial subsidies — or influences to buy a home such as the exemption of a primary residence from capital gains taxation — mean that house purchases were seen as a good thing.^ Iraq exploited the power of wealth in the form of oil to buy influence in the Security Council and within governments throughout the World.
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He also said "I'm not saying slavery is a good thing or to bring it back, but I can't say it wouldn't be lovely to see all the white people working under the thumb of a black man.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

Prices increased rapidly, and lending standards were relaxed. .The salient issue regarding reflexivity is that it explains why markets gyrate over time, and do not just stick to equilibrium—they tend to overshoot or undershoot.^ Why can't Soros take the position that they agree on the big points, but they disagree on the specifics this time, and that he believes Bush's actions will be counterproductive?
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They sytematically sent out polls, each time pushing the limits of what people actually want, just to see the reaction.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ He is a critic of what he calls market fundamentalists who believe that financial markets tend towards equilibrium.
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[19]

View of potential problems in the free market system

Despite working as an investor and currency speculator, he argues that the current system of financial speculation undermines healthy economic development in many underdeveloped countries. .Soros blames many of the world's problems on the failures inherent in what he characterizes as market fundamentalism.^ These same people who deny mmfa's involvement with soros are the same people who blame Imus for the shape that black world is in today.
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can blame the soros of this world for making a buck off misery.
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Soros told Australia’s national newspaper “The Australian” “America, as the centre of the globalised financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

His opposition to many aspects of globalization has made him a controversial figure.
Victor Niederhoffer said of Soros: "Most of all, George believed even then in a mixed economy, one with a strong central international government to correct for the excesses of self-interest."
Soros claims to draw a distinction between being a participant in the market and working to change the rules that market participants must follow. .According to Mahathir bin Mohamed, Prime Minister of Malaysia from July 1981 to October 2003, Soros — as the hedge fund chief of Quantum — may have been partially responsible for the economic crash in 1997 of East Asian markets when the Thai currency relinquished its peg to the US dollar.^ He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

^ The attacks on Soros , launched by Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in late July , and, again, with renewed pungency, at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting in Hongkong in September, have served as a rallying cry that is now being echoed among "emerging market" nations worldwide.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the time, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called Soros “a villain, and a moron.” Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, “We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

.According to Mahathir, in the three years leading to the crash, Soros invested in short-term speculative investment in East Asian stock markets and real estate, then divested with "indecent haste" at the first signs of currency devaluation.^ I had heard that soros was actually exiled from the UK because it was his finical doings that crashed their markets.
  • George Soros & President Barack Obama Still Working Together... - Care2 News Network 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.care2.com [Source type: General]

^ He is among those circles who three years ago started a malicious Fourth Reich campaign against the reunited Germany; Soros is very anti-German.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Soros speculates on the worlds financial markets via his secret off-shore company Quantum Fund NV, a private Investment fund that handles a portfolio of four to seven billion US$ for several clients.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

[56] Soros replied, saying that Mahathir was using him "as a scapegoat for his own mistakes", that Mahathir's promises to ban currency trading (which Malaysian finance officials hastily retracted) were "a recipe for disaster" and that Mahathir "is a menace to his own country".[57]
.In an interview regarding the economic crisis of 2008, Soros referred to it as the most serious crisis since the 1930s.^ Soros won't be forced to quit especially since most players probably don't even know who he is.
  • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

.According to Soros, market fundamentalism with its assumption that markets will correct themselves with no need for government intervention in financial affairs has been “some kind of an ideological excess”.^ Simply telling the truth and correcting Drudge is no evidence of some liberal stigma of Soros.
  • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The extraordinary success Soros has on the high-risk financial markets cannot simply be explained with gamblers luck.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Soros was able to avoid the kind of U.S. government supervision of his financial activities, that any U.S.-based investment fund must agree to, in order to operate.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Soros´ view, the markets´ moods — a “mood” of the markets being a prevailing bias or optimism/pessimism with which the markets look at reality — “actually can reinforce themselves so that there are these initially self-reinforcing but eventually unsustainable and self-defeating boom/bust sequences or bubbles”.^ All of these foundations, of which George Soros is chairman, are dedicated to his concept of the open society and a "free market economy."
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whether we look at Poland or at Hungary, Russia, or Ukraine - in each of those cases, Soros argued in favor of radical free market economy, privatization.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[58]

Views on antisemitism

At a Jewish forum in New York City, November 5, 2003, Soros partially attributed a recent resurgence of antisemitism to the policies of Israel and the United States, and to successful Jews such as himself:
There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. .The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that.^ GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The stated policy of my administration towards Saddam Hussein was very clear.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He sees the Wolfowitz Doctrine/Current Bush Administration Policy of Pre-emptive, unilateral action as an excuse for empire.
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well. I'm critical of those policies... If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish. .I can't see how one could confront it directly...^ It is easy to see how the situation that existed between the wars could come up again.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

.I'm also very concerned about my own role because the new anti-Semitism holds that the Jews rule the world...^ I am very, very confident about the momentum of my campaign.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I stand to lose everything I have worked hard to get because some rich spoilt people who play games and write their own rules have designed a game that does not work.
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Calling himself a philanthropist, Soros’ role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while promoting his own financial gain.
  • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

.As an unintended consequence of my actions...^ At 09:34 PM on 01 Apr 2008, keith pirelli wrote: "As a market participant, I do not need to be concerned about the consequences of my actions."
  • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

I also contribute to that image.[59]
In a subsequent article for The New York Review of Books, Soros emphasized that
I do not subscribe to the myths propagated by enemies of Israel and I am not blaming Jews for anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism predates the birth of Israel. Neither Israel's policies nor the critics of those policies should be held responsible for anti-Semitism. .At the same time, I do believe that attitudes toward Israel are influenced by Israel's policies, and attitudes toward the Jewish community are influenced by the pro-Israel lobby's success in suppressing divergent views.^ At the same time, they would impose Trotskyist social policies in the West, including the destruction of the family: engagement.html .
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[60]

Wealth

.Forbes lists Soros as the 29th-richest person in the world, with a net worth estimated at US$13.0 billion.^ Soros should not only read his own books, but also what one of the main persons in second World War has said: Winston Churchill.
  • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His net personal worth was estimated at $800 million by Forbes magazine, which would make Richard the 38th richest person in the United States.

^ Why don't we just Nationalise the Billions that Soro's has stolen from us over the years?
  • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

Soros has given away $7 billion to various causes since 1979.[1]

Relation to Hungarian Politics

.In the 1980s Viktor Orbán -Chairman of Fidesz (1994–2000, 2000-) and Prime Minister (1998–2002) - and László Kövér - Chairman of Fidesz (2000) and Secret Service Minister (1998–2002) - were Soros scholarship recipients.^ His U.S. contacts put Soros very close to the financial and secret service circles around George Bush.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

^ A third partner of Soros is Rafi Eytan who before was the Mossad connection to the British secret service in London.
  • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

Furthermore the Orban cabinet's Deputy Prime Minister István Stumpf was a member of the Soros Foundation's Board of Trustees between 1994 and 2002. As an aside, Bibó College, where Viktor Orbán was a student and István Stumpf was the manager was founded the same year as the Soros Foundation: 1983

Books

Authored or co-authored

  • The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means (PublicAffairs, 2008). ISBN 1586486837
  • The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror (PublicAffairs, 2006) ISBN 1586483595
  • With MoveOn.org, MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country: How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change Inner Ocean Publishing, 2004 ISBN 1-930722-29-X
  • The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power (PublicAffairs, 2003) ISBN 1586482173 (paperback; PublicAffairs, 2004; ISBN 1-58648-292-0)
  • George Soros on Globalization (PublicAffairs, 2002) ISBN 1-58648-125-8 (paperback; PublicAffairs, 2005; ISBN 1-52648-278-5)
  • Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (PublicAffairs, 2001) ISBN 1-58648-039-7
  • With Mark Amadeus Notturno, Science and the Open Society: The Future of Karl Popper's Philosophy (Central European University Press, 2000) ISBN 963-9116-69-6 (paperback: Central European University Press, 2000; ISBN 943-9116-70-X)
  • The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered (PublicAffairs, 1998) ISBN 1-891220-27-4
  • Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve (John Wiley, 1995) ISBN 0-471-12014-6 (paperback; Wiley, 1995; ISBN 0-371-11977-6)
  • Underwriting Democracy: Encouraging Free Enterprise and Democratic Reform Among the Soviets and in Eastern Europe (Free Press, 1991) ISBN 0-02-930285-4 (paperback; PublicAffairs, 2004; ISBN 1-58948-227-0)
  • Opening the Soviet System (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990) ISBN 0-297-82155-9 (paperback: Perseus Books, 1996; ISBN 0-8133-1205-1)
  • The Alchemy of Finance (Simon & Schuster, 1988) ISBN 0-671-66338-4 (paperback: Wiley, 2003; ISBN 0-471-44549-5)

Biographies

  • Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire by Michael T. Kaufman (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002) ISBN 0-375-40585-2
  • Soros: The World's Most Influential Investor by Robert Slater (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009) ISBN 978-0-07-160844-2

Journalism

Authored

About

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Scholarly perspectives

  • Bryant, C. G. A. (2002). ."George Soros's theory of reflexivity: a comparison with the theories of Giddens and Beck and a consideration of its practical value". Economy and Society 31 (1): 112–131. doi:10.1080/03085140120109277. 
  • Cross, R.; Strachan, D. (1997).^ In 1999, George Soros's Open Society Institute gave 4 grants, totalling $118,000, to the Internews Network.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In 1999, George Soros' Open Society Institute gave 2 grants, totalling $272,000, to the "Project on Media Ownership."
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All of these foundations, of which George Soros is chairman, are dedicated to his concept of the open society and a "free market economy."
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ."On George Soros and economic analysis". Kyklos 50: 561–574. doi:10.1111/1467-6435.00030. 
  • Kwong, C.P. (2008).^ In 1999, George Soros' Open Society Institute gave a $50,000 grant to Youth Radio in Berkeley.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    "Mathematical analysis of Soros's theory of reflexivity". arXiv: 0901.4447. http://arxiv.org/pdf/0901.4447. 
  • Pettis, Michael (2001). The Volatility Machine: Emerging Economies and the Threat of Financial Collapse. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195143302. 
  • Stone, Diane (2007). "Market Principles, Philanthropic Ideals and Public Service Values: The Public Policy Program at the Central European University". PS: Political Science and Politics: 545–551. 

Speeches

.
  • Testimony of George Soros to a congressional sub-committee, Sept.^ George Soros, foreigner, sub- verter, and enemy of American values.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    .15, 1998
  • The Theory of Reflexivity Delivered April 26, 1994 to the MIT Department of Economics World Economy
  • "The Differences Between Natural and Social Science: Implications of Fallibility" at IISc Bangalore, January 5, 2007
  • George Soros introduced by Lajos Bokros.^ Comments (11) February 01, 2007 Soros, Hitler, and the Messianic Complex George Soros' vision for the world has striking similarities to that of Adolf Hitler's.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have a different question for Soros: I'd like to know when UN diplomacy, as opposed to military might, ever introduced democracy?
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ György Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary.
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    (November 11, 2008). .George Soros Lecture on the Global Financial Crisis On November 11, 1 hour 16 minutes.^ The "Asia Crisis" was unleashed soon after ASEAN decided to admit Burma; George Soros and Madeline Albright had been trying to get ASEAN to reject Burma: asia-crisis.html .
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Comments (11) February 01, 2007 Soros, Hitler, and the Messianic Complex George Soros' vision for the world has striking similarities to that of Adolf Hitler's.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Professor Hoeschl invites American financier, George Soros, together with Sir Karl, for a private dinner given by the 3rd Faculty of Medicine, and for a ceremony in Carolinum.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Budapest, Hungary: CEU Business School. 
  • Testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Oversight Hearing on FTC Advanced Rulemaking and Oil Market Manipulation[61]

Commentaries

Interviews

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References

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  2. ^ Kaufman, Michael T., Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire, Alfred A. Knopf: 2002, 133.
  3. ^ Authors@Google: George Soros
  4. ^ William Shawcross, "Turning Dollars into Change," Time Magazine, September 1, 1997
  5. ^ Open University
  6. ^ a b The Atlantic
  7. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-79165556.html
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  9. ^ Soros, George (2008). The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means. PublicAffairs. p. 13. ISBN 1586486837. http://books.google.com/books?id=F_aBKX4AnLUC&q=Tivadar#search_anchor. 
  10. ^ Kaufman, Michael T., Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire, Alfred A. Knopf: 2002, p. 24.
  11. ^ Slater, R.: Soros: The Unauthorized Biography, page 30.
  12. ^ "Background and History". Paul and Dora Soros Fellowships for Young Americans. http://www.pdsoros.org/overview/. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
  13. ^ Elisabeth Bumiller (June 17, 1998). "Public Lives: An Overshadowed Altruist Sees the Light". New York Times (New York Times Company). http://www.nytimes.com/1998/06/17/nyregion/public-lives-an-overshadowed-altruist-sees-the-light.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Peter Soros and Flora Fraser". New York Times (New York Times Company). February 2, 1997. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/02/style/peter-soros-and-flora-fraser.html. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Holocaust Encyclopedia". Ushmm.org. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005458. Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
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I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations.
^ George Soros I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations.
  • George Soros Quotes 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.brainyquote.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Good reporting needs to bring this to the public.
  • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.
.George Soros (born György Schwartz on August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-born American businessman, philanthropist, and political activist.^ George Soros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Soros (pronounced [ʃoroʃ]) (born August 12, 1930, in Budapest, Hungary, as György Schwartz) is an American financial speculator, stock investor, philanthropist and ...

^ George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930.

^ George Soros is an investor, philanthropist, liberal political activist, and philosopher.
  • Reconsidering the war on terror - International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC english.safe-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

.He is currently the chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute.^ Paradoxically, the most successful open society in the world, the United States, does not properly understand the first principles of an open society; indeed, its current leadership actively disavows them.
  • TomPaine.com - The New Bush Doctrine 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.tompaine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ George Soros, legendary currency trader and chairman of Soros Fund Management, warns about the return of stagflation in the near future when the Federal Reserve is forced to raise interest rates pr...
  • NetworkedBlogs on Facebook | George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: General]

^ View Photo » Getty Images 9 months ago Martin Wolf (R), Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator for the Financial Times , and George Soros (L), Chairman, Soros Fund Management and Open Society, listen to testimony before a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on 'Foreign Policy and the Global Economic Crisis...
  • George Soros - News, photos, topics, and quotes 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Our success depends greatly on our dominant position at the center of the global capitalist system, and we are not willing to yield it.
  • Economic theory is devoted to the study of equilibrium positions. The concept of equilibrium is very useful.^ Second, the American model, which has indeed been successful, is not available to others, because our success depends greatly on our dominant position at the center of the global capitalist system, and we are not willing to yield it.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Re-engage! America and the World After Bush: George Soros on the financial crisis, military spending, and more 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.re-engage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think the global economic system is very close to collapse.
    • POLITIKA.LV :: Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.politika.lv [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our success depends greatly on our dominant position at the center of the global capitalist system, and we are not willing to yield it.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It allows us to focus on the final outcome rather than the process that leads up to it.^ It allows us to focus on the final outcome rather than the process that leads up to it.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rather than concentrate on leads to protect the country from terrorism, the "best and brightest" in law enforcement should be recruited to work on community outreach initiatives.
    • George Soros Teaches the FBI Tolerance :: Daniel Pipes 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.danielpipes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And rather than being unemployed, let's keep employment up.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . George Soros | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: News]

    .But the concept is also very deceptive.^ But the concept is also very deceptive.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It has the aura of something empirical: since the adjustment process is supposed to lead to an equilibrium, an equilibrium position seems somehow implicit in our observations.^ It has the aura of something empirical: since the adjustment process is supposed to lead to an equilibrium, an equilibrium position seems somehow implicit in our observations.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are supposed to move like a pendulum: they may be dislocated by external forces, so-called exogenous shocks, but they will seek to return to the equilibrium position.
    • testimony of george soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.nettime.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros begins buying stocks or bonds in the local market, leading others to naively suppose that he knows something they do not.
    • The Secret Financial Network Behind "Wizard" George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.questionsquestions.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • HiddenMysteries Conspiracy Archive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: News]

    That is not true. .Equilibrium itself has rarely been observed in real life — market prices have a notorious habit of fluctuating.
    • The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (1987)
  • The bureaucratic method of building an integrated Europe has exhausted its potential.^ Equilibrium itself has rarely been observed in real life — market prices have a notorious habit of fluctuating.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (1987) The bureaucratic method of building an integrated Europe has exhausted its potential.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Alchemy of Finance , Simon & Schuster (May 1, 1987) ISBN 0671634550 ; John Wiley & Sons; Reprint edition (April, 1994) ISBN 0471042064 .
    • George Soros - SourceWatch 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • "Can Europe Work? A Plan to Rescue the Union" in Foreign Affairs (September/October 1996)
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Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.
  • How can we escape from the trap that the terrorists have set us?^ And how was it that Soros made his money?
    • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is make by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.” .
    • George Soros quotes 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thinkexist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How can we escape from the trap that the terrorists have set us?
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Only by recognizing that the war on terrorism cannot be won by waging war.^ The war on terrorism as pursued by the Bush Administration cannot be won.
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only by recognizing that the war on terrorism cannot be won by waging war.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Only by recognizing that the war on terrorism cannot be won by waging war.
    • George Soros is Pure Evil -- Opinion Central -- GOPUSA 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.gopusa.com [Source type: News]

    .We must, of course, protect our security; but we must also correct the grievances on which terrorism feeds.^ We must, of course, protect our security; but we must also correct the grievances on which terrorism feeds.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the war being waged has little to do with ending terrorism or enhancing homeland security; on the contrary, it endangers our security by engendering a vicious circle of escalating violence.
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Terrorists do pose a threat to our national and personal security, and we must protect ourselves.
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    Crime requires police work, not military action.
  • The supremacist ideology of the Bush Administration stands in opposition to the principles of an open society, which recognize that people have different views and that nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth. .The supremacist ideology postulates that just because we are stronger than others, we know better and have right on our side.^ Soros knows currencies better than any other public figure.
    • Soros on Main Street and Wall Street by Gary North 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.lewrockwell.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The supremacist ideology postulates that just because we are stronger than others, we know better and have right on our side.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Re-engage! America and the World After Bush: George Soros on the financial crisis, military spending, and more 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.re-engage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This distorted view postulates that because we are stronger than others, we must know better and we must have right on our side.
    • The US is Now in the Hands of a Group of Extremists 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The very first sentence of the September 2002 National Security Strategy (the President's annual laying out to Congress of the country's security objectives) reads, "The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise."^ First, there is no single sustainable model for national success.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Re-engage! America and the World After Bush: George Soros on the financial crisis, military spending, and more 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.re-engage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The very first sentence of the September 2002 National Security Strategy (the President's annual laying out to Congress of the country's security objectives) reads, "The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise."
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Talk of spreading democracy looms large in the National Security Strategy.
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]


    .The assumptions behind this statement are false on two counts.^ The e-mail is false on two counts.
    • Bogus Brazilian Oil Claims | FactCheck.org 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC factcheck.org [Source type: News]

    ^ The assumptions behind this statement are false on two counts.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Re-engage! America and the World After Bush: George Soros on the financial crisis, military spending, and more 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.re-engage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .First, there is no single sustainable model for national success.^ First, there is no single sustainable model for national success.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Re-engage! America and the World After Bush: George Soros on the financial crisis, military spending, and more 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.re-engage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is no way to escape from a far-from-equilibrium situation–global deflation and depression–except by first inducing its opposite and then reducing it.
    • George Soros: A Plan for Economic Recovery 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.shtfplan.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The very first sentence of the September 2002 National Security Strategy (the President's annual laying out to Congress of the country's security objectives) reads, "The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise."
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Second, the American model, which has indeed been successful, is not available to others, because our success depends greatly on our dominant position at the center of the global capitalist system, and we are not willing to yield it.
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The main difference between me and other people who have amassed this kind of money is that I am primarily interested in ideas, and I don't have much personal use for money.
  • Americans, sadly, are now victims who have turned into perpetrators.^ The main difference between me and other people who have amassed this kind of money is that I am primarily interested in ideas, and I don't have much personal use for money.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So the foundation is not the money – what makes it powerful is a set of ideas and people who make use of these ideas.
    • POLITIKA.LV :: Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.politika.lv [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Americans, sadly, are now victims who have turned into perpetrators.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Indeed, since September 2001, the war on terror has claimed more innocent victims than those terrorist attacks.^ Since war by its nature claims innocent victims—it always does—we must avoid war!
    • George Soros Interviewed on Indonesian Radio | Open Society Institute 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www2.soros.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ War and occupation create innocent victims.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, since September 2001, the war on terror has claimed more innocent victims than those terrorist attacks.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This fact is unrecognized at home because the victims of the war on terror are not Americans.^ This fact is unrecognized at home because the victims of the war on terror are not Americans.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This fact is not recognized at home because the victims of the war on terror are not Americans.
    • Victims Turning Perpetrators - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.arabworldbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reconsidering the war on terror - International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security You're Here: Home > Reconsidering the war on terror Español Under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King of Spain .
    • Reconsidering the war on terror - International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC english.safe-democracy.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But the rest of the world does not draw the same distinction, and world opinion has turned against America.^ But the rest of the world does not draw the same distinction and world opinion has turned against us.
    • Victims Turning Perpetrators - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.arabworldbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the rest of the world does not draw the same distinction, and world opinion has turned against America.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As America goes, so does the world.
    • Soros Sees No Bottom for World Financial "Collapse" | CommonDreams.org 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

    .
  • If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money.^ And how was it that Soros made his money?
    • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You're trying to discount the future.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're a great man!
    • SNL Transcripts: Anne Hathaway: 10/04/08: Bailout Press Conference 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC snltranscripts.jt.org [Source type: General]

    .Good investing is boring.
    • As quoted in The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros (2006) by Mark Tier, p.^ Vote for A good crisis for George Soros : .
      • Sox First: A good crisis for George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.soxfirst.com [Source type: General]

      ^ PM 06/18/09 By James Cullen People , Investing It's no great secret that George Soros is not a fan of credit default swaps.

      ^ Unless George Soros is challenged, he and those who support his positions will win and the American people will lose.
      • FMR : "George Soros' Agenda for Drug Legalization, Death, and Welfare" LAI - League Against Intoxicants 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fmr.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • The main difference between me and other people who have amassed this kind of money is that I am primarily interested in ideas, and I don't have much personal use for money. But I hate to think what would have happened if I hadn't made money: My ideas would not have gotten much play.^ The main difference between me and other people who have amassed this kind of money is that I am primarily interested in ideas, and I don't have much personal use for money.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So the foundation is not the money – what makes it powerful is a set of ideas and people who make use of these ideas.
    • POLITIKA.LV :: Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.politika.lv [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was a clever idea, I don't think anyone would disagree with that.
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • As quoted in The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros (2006) by Mark Tier, p.^ Unless George Soros is challenged, he and those who support his positions will win and the American people will lose.
      • FMR : "George Soros' Agenda for Drug Legalization, Death, and Welfare" LAI - League Against Intoxicants 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fmr.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ In fact, my advice to proceed with caution extends to any comments that might be made by such other investment legends as Warren Buffett, or even Soros’ former investment partner, noted author and commentator Jim Rogers .
      • Is George Soros Long or Wrong on the Global Rebound? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC moneymorning.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Is George Soros Long or Wrong on the Global Rebound? | Bapcha's Stocks. 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bapcha.com [Source type: General]

      ^ P.P.S. Let me hear from you in the next seven days and I will also rush you the special bonus report, "Warren Buffett's 8 Best Investment Plays" Don't miss out.
      • The Financial Intelligence Report: George Soros & His Battle Tested Investments 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC w3.newsmax.com [Source type: General]

      .219
  • I wish I could write a book that will be read for as long as our civilization lasts... I would value it much more highly than any business success if I could contribute to an understanding of the world in which we live or, better yet, if I could help to preserve the economic and political system that has allowed me to flourish as a participant.^ So you have to insulate the World Bank from that interest much more than it has been.

    ^ I wish I could write a book that will be read for as long as our civilization lasts...
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would value it much more highly than any business success if I could contribute to an understanding of the world in which we live or, better yet, if I could help to preserve the economic and political system that has allowed me to flourish as a participant.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • As quoted in The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros (2006) by Mark Tier, p.^ Unless George Soros is challenged, he and those who support his positions will win and the American people will lose.
      • FMR : "George Soros' Agenda for Drug Legalization, Death, and Welfare" LAI - League Against Intoxicants 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fmr.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ In fact, my advice to proceed with caution extends to any comments that might be made by such other investment legends as Warren Buffett, or even Soros’ former investment partner, noted author and commentator Jim Rogers .
      • Is George Soros Long or Wrong on the Global Rebound? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC moneymorning.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Is George Soros Long or Wrong on the Global Rebound? | Bapcha's Stocks. 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bapcha.com [Source type: General]

      ^ P.P.S. Let me hear from you in the next seven days and I will also rush you the special bonus report, "Warren Buffett's 8 Best Investment Plays" Don't miss out.
      • The Financial Intelligence Report: George Soros & His Battle Tested Investments 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC w3.newsmax.com [Source type: General]

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Soros on Soros (1995)

Soros on Soros : Staying Ahead of the Curve (1995) ISBN 0471119776
.
Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend.
^ Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The basic rationale of the hedge funds is to make huge and highly leveraged bets on movements in stocks, currencies bonds and commodities - often going against the trend.
  • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the contrary, most of the time the trend prevails; only occasionally are the errors corrected.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Only at an inflection point are we rewarded.
  • My peculiarity is that I don't have a particular style of investing or, more exactly, I try to change my style to fit the conditions.
  • On the abstract level, I have turned the belief in my own fallibility into the cornerstone of an elaborate philosophy. On a personal level, I am a very critical person who looks for defects in myself as well as in others.^ This is the person who owns the owners of the world.
    • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The others, well, they don't embrace them.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On the abstract level, I have turned the belief in my own fallibility into the cornerstone of an elaborate philosophy.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But, being so critical, I am also quite forgiving.^ But, being so critical, I am also quite forgiving.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I couldn't recognize my mistakes if I couldn't forgive myself.^ I couldn't recognize my mistakes if I couldn't forgive myself.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The financial markets are not where you find any opponents, I am up against reality there and I win if I recognize my mistakes.
    • POLITIKA.LV :: Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.politika.lv [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I believe in recognizing my mistakes, it has saved me a lot of money because particularly financial markets – it is hard to avoid making mistakes, but if you recognize your mistakes early you can avoid a lot of grief.
    • POLITIKA.LV :: Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.politika.lv [Source type: Original source]

    .To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride.^ To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My position is that America is great precisely because it is an open society, and an open society recognizes that nobody is the ultimate arbiter — and that we may be wrong at times, even if we are powerful.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I couldn't recognize my mistakes if I couldn't forgive myself.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
  • The prevailing wisdom is that markets are always right.^ "The prevailing wisdom is that markets are always right," he says.
    • The Motley Fool's Rogue On George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no solution right now.
    • Dollar's golden era is ending, warns Soros - Telegraph 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ It is not our will that is being tested, but our understanding of reality.
    • Amazon.com: George Soros: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .I take the opposition position.^ I take the opposition position.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I take the opposite position.
    • The Motley Fool's Rogue On George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I assume that markets are always wrong.^ I assume that markets are always wrong."
    • The Motley Fool's Rogue On George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I assume that markets are always wrong.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How has his assertion that markets are always wrong helped him make money?
    • The Motley Fool's Rogue On George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Even if my assumption is occasionally wrong, I use it as a working hypothesis.
    It does not follow that one should always go against the prevailing trend.^ Even if my assumption is occasionally wrong, I use it as a working hypothesis.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is only on those occasions that one should go against the trend.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It does not follow that one should always go against the prevailing trend.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .On the contrary, most of the time the trend prevails; only occasionally are the errors corrected.^ On the contrary, most of the time the trend prevails; only occasionally are the errors corrected.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Most of the time he went along with the mob, but his real killings came from sensing when the trend would turn and getting out in front of the pack.
    • George Soros - Salon.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: News]
    • George Soros - Salon.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
    • George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.yuricareport.com [Source type: News]

    ^ It is only on those occasions that one should go against the trend.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is only on those occasions that one should go against the trend.^ It is only on those occasions that one should go against the trend.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It does not follow that one should always go against the prevailing trend.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For example, on one occasion he said, “you don’t have a Karl Marx, you have only a Karl Rove who has been successful in creating a coalition of fundamentalists.” .
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This line of reasoning leads me to look for the flaw in every investment thesis.^ This line of reasoning leads me to look for the flaw in every investment thesis.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then I disengage from the herd and look for a different investment thesis.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ... I am ahead of the curve. .I watch out for telltale signs that a trend may be exhausted.^ I watch out for telltale signs that a trend may be exhausted.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Then I disengage from the herd and look for a different investment thesis.^ Then I disengage from the herd and look for a different investment thesis.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This line of reasoning leads me to look for the flaw in every investment thesis.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Or, if I think the trend has been carried to excess, I may probe going against it.^ Or, if I think the trend has been carried to excess, I may probe going against it.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • DailyWealth Weekend: Boring Value Stock = 60% in Two Months 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.dailywealth.com [Source type: General]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The basic rationale of the hedge funds is to make huge and highly leveraged bets on movements in stocks, currencies bonds and commodities - often going against the trend.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Now it is going through this fantastic transformation but in 10 years time I think you may well have a financial crisis in China," he said.
    • Soros Sees Economic Correction - CNBC 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend.^ Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The basic rationale of the hedge funds is to make huge and highly leveraged bets on movements in stocks, currencies bonds and commodities - often going against the trend.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On the contrary, most of the time the trend prevails; only occasionally are the errors corrected.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Only at an inflection point are we rewarded.

The Crisis of Global Capitalism (1998)

The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered (1998) ISBN 1891620274
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A global society does not mean a global state.
^ A global society does not mean a global state.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You’ve touched on this but what does that specifically mean for the global stock market over the next few years?
  • CBC News - Money - Bubbles building in financial markets: billionaire Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ He does so through a global network of "nongovernmental organizations" named after himself and active primarily in Eastern Europe but also in Africa, Latin America, and the United States.
  • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC educate-yourself.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To abolish the existence of states is neither feasible nor desirable; but insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.
  • We live in a global economy, but the political organization of our global society is woefully inadequate. We are bereft of the capacity to preserve peace and to counteract the excesses of the financial markets.^ International financial markets are well developed.

    ^ We do live in a global economy.
    • George Soros: Replace Capitalism ... with World Government? 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What has been done to the economy and financial markets is a moral crime.
    • Charlie Rose - A conversation with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: General]

    .Without these controls, the global economy, is liable to break down
  • The development of a global economy has not been matched by the development of a global society. The basic unit for political and social life remains the nation-state.^ And he wants to really control the political scene in the United States and the media.
    • FOXNews.com - 'Factor Investigation': George Soros - Bill O�Reilly | The O�Reilly Factor 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]
    • O'Reilly Sucks Investigation 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.oreilly-sucks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A global society does not mean a global state.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We have a booming global economy but we don't have a global society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .International law and international institutions, insofar as they exist, are not strong enough to prevent war or the large-scale abuse of human rights in individual countries.^ International law and international institutions, insofar as they exist, are not strong enough to prevent war or the large-scale abuse of human rights in individual countries.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that I served three years on the board of George Soros' foundation, the Open Society Institute, dealing with such issues as a free press, the rule of law, and human rights.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To abolish the existence of states is neither feasible nor desirable; but insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Ecological threats are not adequately dealt with.^ Ecological threats are not adequately dealt with.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Global financial markets are largely beyond the control of national or international authorities.
  • Financial markets are supposed to swing like a pendulum: They may fluctuate wildly in response to exogenous shocks, but eventually they are supposed to come to rest at an equilibrium point and that point is supposed to be the same irrespective of the interim fluctuations.^ International financial markets are well developed.

    ^ They are supposed to move like a pendulum: they may be dislocated by external forces, so-called exogenous shocks, but they will seek to return to the equilibrium position.
    • testimony of george soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.nettime.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They can wreck the financial markets that are the lubrication for the rest of the economy.
    • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Instead, as I told Congress, financial markets behaved more like a wrecking ball, swinging from country to country and knocking over the weaker ones.^ Instead, as I told Congress, financial markets behaved more like a wrecking ball, swinging from country to country and knocking over the weaker ones.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Instead of acting like a pendulum financial markets have recently acted more like a wrecking ball, knocking over one economy after another.
    • testimony of george soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.nettime.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What is less well recognized is that the globalization of markets without strengthening of our international political and social arrangements has led to a lopsided social development (p.7) He is more emphatic when he further writes we need stronger international institutions not weaker ones (p.11).
    • Kofi Ankomah reviews George Soros on Globalization by George Soros. 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC human-nature.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .It is difficult to escape the conclusion that the international financial system itself constituted the main ingredient in the meltdown process.^ The crisis was generated by the financial system itself.
    • The Crisis & What to Do About It - The New York Review of Books 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.nybooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is difficult to escape the conclusion that the international financial system itself constituted the main ingredient in the meltdown process.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was generated by the financial system itself.

    .
  • The global crisis is caused by pathologies inherent in the global financial system itself.
  • It is time to recognize that financial markets are inherently unstable.^ The crisis was generated by the financial system itself.
    • The Crisis & What to Do About It - The New York Review of Books 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.nybooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Financial markets have always failed from time to time.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Financial markets are inherently unstable, and international financial markets are especially so.
    • George Soros: Replace Capitalism ... with World Government? 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Imposing market discipline means imposing instability, and how much instability can society take?^ Imposing market discipline means imposing instability, and how much instability can society take?
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is much talk about imposing market discipline but, imposing market discipline means imposing instability, and how much instability can society take?
    • testimony of george soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.nettime.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They range from the inherent instability of financial markets to the concept of an open society which is based on the recognition that nobody has access to the ultimate truth.
    • George Soros Theory of Reflexivity MIT Speech | Sharpe Investing 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sharpeinvesting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Theory of Reflexivity by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

    ... .To put it bluntly, the choice confronting us is whether we will regulate global financial markets internationally or leave it to each individual state to protect its interests as best it can.^ To put it bluntly, the choice confronting us is whether we will regulate global financial markets internationally or leave it to each individual state to protect its interests as best it can.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We don't have an appropriate international mechanism for regulating the global financial markets.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The distinction between "free markets" and "non-free markets" - a left over ideological distinction from the global struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union - is too dated to be useful today.
    • Charlie Rose - A conversation with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: General]

    The latter course will surely lead to the breakdown of the gigantic circulatory system, which goes under the name of global capitalism.
  • A global society does not mean a global state. To abolish the existence of states is neither feasible nor desirable; but insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)

Interview with Mark Schapiro (5 September 2000)
.
Markets don't look after social needs.
^ Even Socialism needs market.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » ABC News: George Soros a “free-market capitalist” 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ Soros then does an about turn and espouses the need for social values, in order to curb greed, and bring sanity to the markets.
  • George Soros is the Issue 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC batr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Financial markets are inherently unstable and there are social needs that cannot be met by giving market forces free rein.
  • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

.Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit.^ Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Misallocation of resources between private goods and public goods - markets are good at creating wealth but are not designed to take care of social needs; the heedless pursuit of profit can hurt the environment and conflict with other values.
  • Kofi Ankomah reviews George Soros on Globalization by George Soros. 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC human-nature.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is claimed that the common interest is best served by allowing everyone to look out for his or her own interests and that attempts to protect the common interest by collective decision making distort the market mechanism.
  • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

.It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs.
  • I think there's a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs.^ If we look at the facts, I really don't see the U.S. trying to take over the world.
    • How Far is George Soros Willing to Go to Defeat Bush? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.insmkt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We have a booming global economy but we don't have a global society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Frankly, I don't think I'll need to do a lot more.
    • USATODAY.com - George Soros putting his fortune behind a new cause: Ousting Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

    .Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit.^ Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Misallocation of resources between private goods and public goods - markets are good at creating wealth but are not designed to take care of social needs; the heedless pursuit of profit can hurt the environment and conflict with other values.
    • Kofi Ankomah reviews George Soros on Globalization by George Soros. 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC human-nature.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is claimed that the common interest is best served by allowing everyone to look out for his or her own interests and that attempts to protect the common interest by collective decision making distort the market mechanism.
    • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs.
  • Each state is guided by its interests, not by some nebulous concept of common interest.^ It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Each state is guided by its interests, not by some nebulous concept of common interest.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, they will take care of themselves.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And not many states are even democratic.^ And not many states are even democratic.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    .So, you have a problem with the concept between international institutions and sovereignty.^ So, you have a problem with the concept between international institutions and sovereignty.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To abolish the existence of states is neither feasible nor desirable; but insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though it was neither "feasible nor desirable" to "abolish the existence of states," Mr. Soros conceded, nevertheless "the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions."

    .To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy, because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people.^ To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy, because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Furthermore, the Democratic Party is largely responsible through Federal government intervention in the mortage markets insisting on home loans for people that would not normally qualify.
    • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So, if the people will it, you can actually create international institutions through the democratic states.
  • I advocate an alliance of democratic states, with a dual purpose.^ I advocate an alliance of democratic states, with a dual purpose.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For that reason, I advocate an alliance of democratic states, with a dual purpose.

    ^ So, if the people will it, you can actually create international institutions through the democratic states.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    .One, to promote what I call open society.^ One, to promote what I call open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is how this promoter of the " open society " put it in one of his books: .

    ^ "An open society calls itself open to improvement.
    • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I talk about an alliance of open societies which would first foster the development of open societies within individual countries, because there's a lot that needs to be done in that effort.^ {Is there a place for such a society within Soros' "Open Society"?
    • George Soros: Replace Capitalism ... with World Government? 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's what the Open Society is all about.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I talk about an alliance of open societies which would first foster the development of open societies within individual countries, because there's a lot that needs to be done in that effort.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And secondly, to establish basic international law and international institutions that you need for a global, open society.^ Can you define what an open society is?
    • George Soros Interviewed on Indonesian Radio | Open Society Institute 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www2.soros.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And secondly, to establish basic international law and international institutions that you need for a global, open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Forbes.com Open Society Institute .
    • George Soros - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC topics.wsj.com [Source type: News]

    .So that's my sort of broad concept.^ So that's my sort of broad concept.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now, I have not worked out the details, because I don't think it's for me to work out the details.^ It's for them to work out the details.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, I have not worked out the details, because I don't think it's for me to work out the details.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the media don't point this out because they oppose Bush's Iraq policy.
    • The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: News]

    .It's for them to work out the details.
  • I used to be opposed to the idea of social entrepreneurship.^ It's for them to work out the details.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I used to be opposed to the idea of social entrepreneurship.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, I have not worked out the details, because I don't think it's for me to work out the details.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I said, you know, let business be business, and philanthropy be philanthropy.^ I said, you know, let business be business, and philanthropy be philanthropy.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Have a look through the interview and let us know what you think.
    • George Soros: New Energy = New Prosperity - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

    ^ You know, the waiters are just like, hey, let me tell you something.
    • Glenn Beck - Current Events & Politics - Glenn dines with George Soros on earth day 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.glennbeck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Keep the two separate, don't mix it up, and this is what I did, and I did that rather successfully, but I now recognize that actually you do need to mix it up and I think there is room for social entrepreneurship.
  • It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money.^ That nothing is more permanent than change.
    • Soros Sees No Bottom for World Financial "Collapse" | CommonDreams.org 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You can't hold your position without making things up about someone.
    • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You are more than your money, your house, your car and your investments.
    • George Soros hates Paulson's bailout: The Swamp 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success — the bottom line.^ BLITZER: But the bottom line was that that was way over.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success — the bottom line.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success—the bottom line.

    .When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success.^ When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.simulconference.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They must all act together.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This man has hurt more people worldwide then even Hitler just in other ways ways that last far longer — since the early 60’s.
    • Pat Dollard | Young Americans | Blog Archive » George Soros: Republic Enemy #1 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC patdollard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    So, it's a difficult task. .Why not use an entrepreneurial, rather than a bureaucratic, approach.^ Why not use an entrepreneurial, rather than a bureaucratic, approach.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.
  • Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.
  • I argue that it's appropriate for people to pursue their profit motive in business.^ As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know you’re not.
    • George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ GLENN: I think they're trying.
    • Glenn Beck - Current Events & Politics - Glenn dines with George Soros on earth day 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.glennbeck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If you want to change that, you're going against human nature.^ Hayward: You want to keep that going?
    • Hardball: JD Hayworth Blames George Soros for manipulating the economy | Video Cafe 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC videocafe.crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Otherwise you're going to lose it.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But if you want to go back in time, then 49ers 5 Superbowl rings.
    • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But when it comes to setting the rules or creating the institutions, then you should have the general interest at heart, even if it conflicts with your personal interest.
  • You know, these things interested me before I became a businessman and I kind of neglected them during twenty, twenty-five years, while I was engaged in making money, because running a hedge fund takes, you know, a hundred percent of your attention on Saturday morning, and so I didn't get involved in these issues very much.^ But when it comes to setting the rules or creating the institutions, then you should have the general interest at heart, even if it conflicts with your personal interest.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I didn't create these organizations.
    • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's a Muslim thing, you know, lying.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's only when I was rather successful at it and I've made enough money for my personal needs and to look after my family that we established this interest and, by now, it is more important to me than my business.
  • I did spearhead the introduction of the Internet in countries like Russia, the former Soviet Union, because it is a very open system of communication.^ "Soros has made money in every country he has helped to prise 'open' .
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's only when I was rather successful at it and I've made enough money for my personal needs and to look after my family that we established this interest and, by now, it is more important to me than my business.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros has made money in every country he has helped to prise open.
    • George Soros - NS Profile NEIL CLARK / New Statesman 2jun03 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.mindfully.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I think it has great potential for self-organization and self-organization is very much at the heart of an open society.
    The Internet is sort of a medium of open society.^ I think it has great potential for self-organization and self-organization is very much at the heart of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think that they are very much aware of it.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Internet is sort of a medium of open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    However, it can also be a medium of control and so we have to be careful it doesn't destroy you.
  • I think you will have to be very, very careful to have the regulations that will protect freedom.

Interview with David Brancaccio (2003)

Interview with David Brancaccio (12 September 2003)
.
I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important.
^ I learned at an early age how important it is what kind of government prevails.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You know, I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Interview with David Brancaccio (12 September 2003) I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Not just for your well-being, but for your very survival.
  • The Republican Party has been captured by a bunch of extremists … People who maintain that markets will take care of everything, that you leave it to the markets and the markets know best.^ Just wanted to let you know I read your Blog .
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Not just for your well-being, but for your very survival.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In that sense, people who believe in markets, I believe in markets.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore, you need no government, no interference with business.^ You need a government that believes in government.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Add in the fact that any business in a free market economy that falls under government regulations has its hands tied, so to speak, and you have a problem.
    • Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too | ProFootballTalk.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GEORGE SOROS: It's that markets will correct themselves, that you should leave it to the markets, and there is no need for government intervention in financial affairs.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Let everybody pursue his own interests.^ And this belief that everybody pursuing his self-interests will maximize the common interests or will take care of the common interests is a false idea.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They assume, however, that this can be achieved by adopting the policy of free trade and by leaving individuals to pursue their own private interests.
    • George Soros: Replace Capitalism ... with World Government? 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    .And that will serve the common interest.^ It is claimed that the common interest is best served by allowing everyone to look out for his or her own interests and that attempts to protect the common interest by collective decision making distort the market mechanism.
    • The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now, there is a good foundation for this.^ There are now Soros foundations operating as a network of autonomous organisations with local independent boards of directors in 30 ountries.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But it's a half-truth.
  • We need to maintain law and order.^ We need to maintain law and order.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As the occupying power, we had an obligation to maintain law and order, but we failed to live up to it.
    • George Soros: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We need to maintain peace in the world.^ We need to maintain peace in the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We need to protect the environment.^ We need to protect the environment.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We need to have some degree of social justice, equality of opportunity.^ We need to have some degree of social justice, equality of opportunity.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Societies need more than this to prosper — such goals as political freedom and social justice.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Superficially, it is a way to describe the positive aspects of democracy: the greatest degree of freedom compatible with social justice.
    • George Soros: Replace Capitalism ... with World Government? 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    .The markets are not designed to take care of those needs.^ The markets are not designed to take care of those needs.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This leads them to believe that the market mechanism can take care of all the problems.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    That's a political process. .And the market fundamentalists have managed to reduce providing those public goods.
  • I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open Society.^ One, to promote what I call open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My Open Society will pay for My World .
    • Satan lives in George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC batr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Open society, open markets, is not yet their thing.
    • JewishPost.com - George Soros: Is He Boycotting Israel? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.jewishpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society.^ That's what the Open Society is all about.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license.
    • Pat Dollard | Young Americans | Blog Archive » George Soros: Republic Enemy #1 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC patdollard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    ^ My Open Society will pay for My World .
    • Satan lives in George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC batr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. .I can support them, and I can help them.
  • I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations.^ I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Good reporting needs to bring this to the public.
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Woopidoo Business Quotations I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations.
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]

    .I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.
  • You know, I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important.^ I learned at an early age how important it is what kind of government prevails.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know, I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Not just for your well-being, but for your very survival.
    Because, you know, I could have been killed by the Nazis.^ Just wanted to let you know I read your Blog .
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Not just for your well-being, but for your very survival.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because, you know, I could have been killed by the Nazis.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I could have wasted my life under the Communists.^ I could have wasted my life under the Communists.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I started in South Africa in 1979 and established a foundation in my native country, Hungary, in 1984 when it was still under communist rule.
    • George Soros: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've wasted a few precious minutes of my life, fool me once...
    • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So, that's what led me to this idea of an open society.^ So, that's what led me to this idea of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros, a philosopher, a crusader for liberalism and democracy, the leader of the idea of an 'open society' does not consider Israel to be a democracy.
    • JewishPost.com - George Soros: Is He Boycotting Israel? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.jewishpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I adopted this idea of an open, democratic society as something worth fighting for.
    • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And that is the idea that is motivating me.
  • The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion.^ Recognizing that we may be wrong is the foundation of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, that's what led me to this idea of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That it's possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic.
  • We are the dominant power.^ That it's possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He could not be criticized without the critic being branded unpatriotic.
    • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And that imposes on us a responsibility to be actually concerned with the well being of the world.^ "To interpret it that our military power gives us the right to impose our will on the world is a false interpretation," he said last week.
    • Worldandnation: He's the billionaire primed to fight Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Even after the collapse of the great American Empire the intelligent US citizen (readers of this article as well as the commentrators)seem to be in some other world.
    • THE PRAGMATIC CAPITALIST » » THE GURU OUTLOOK: GEORGE SOROS SAYS MARKET AT RISK OF DOWNTURN 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC pragcap.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Oddly enough, we both recognize that America has a special role in the world -- that being a powerful nation brings with it the responsibilities of leadership.
    • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Because we set the agenda.^ Because we set the agenda.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And there are a lot of problems, including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, that can only be tackled by collective action.^ And there are a lot of problems, including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, that can only be tackled by collective action.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's as if sex has become a weapon of mass destruction.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ June 12, 2009, 10:06 am In 2003, the legendary investor Warren Buffett famously referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction.” .

    .And we ought to be leading that collective action, instead of riding roughshod over other people's opinions and interests.
  • If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them.^ And we ought to be leading that collective action, instead of riding roughshod over other people's opinions and interests.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because once you wage a war on terrorism, and you can’t find the terrorists, then you have to hit someone else, namely, innocent people and then innocent people are hurt and offended and that does a lot of damage.
    • POLITIKA.LV :: Interview with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.politika.lv [Source type: Original source]

    .So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems.
  • I think he's a man of good intentions.^ I think he's a man of good intentions.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And that imposes on us a responsibility to be actually concerned with the well being of the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I don't doubt it. .But I think he's leading us in the wrong direction.^ He is leading us in a very dangerous direction.
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I think he's leading us in the wrong direction.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now I would like to puncture it because I think it's really the wrong direction for us to take.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • If we re-elect Bush, we are endorsing the Bush doctrine.^ "Billionaire Soros Says Bush Must Not Be Re-Elected," Reuters, January 12, 2004.
    • George Soros - SourceWatch 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Soros: Bush's War on Terror Worse Than 9/11 Leftist tycoon George Soros compares President Bush's new doctrine to fight terrorism with fascism.

    ^ "Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush," National Press Club , Washington, DC, September 28, 2004.
    • George Soros - SourceWatch 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And then we are off to a vicious circle of escalating violence in the world.^ And then we are off to a vicious circle of escalating violence in the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We face a vicious circle of escalating violence.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are facing a vicious circle of escalating violence with no end in sight.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And I think, you know, terrorism, counter-terrorism, it's a very scary spectacle to me.^ And I think, you know, terrorism, counter-terrorism, it's a very scary spectacle to me.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know, I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think most Americans know that when Bush said, "You are either with us or against us," he was not pronouncing American military supremacy, but a doctrine against terrorism.
    • How Far is George Soros Willing to Go to Defeat Bush? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.insmkt.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If we reject him, then we are effectively rejecting the Bush doctrine.^ If we reject him, then we are effectively rejecting the Bush doctrine.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we reject the Bush Doctrine in November, then we can write the it off as a temporary aberration.
    • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we re-elect him now, we endorse the Bush doctrine of preemptive action and the invasion of Iraq, and we will have to live with the consequences.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Because he was elected on a platform of a more humble foreign policy.^ Soros doesn't flinch because he and his fellow Council on Foreign Relations members can always steal more money.
    • "Daddy Warbucks" of Drugs and Death - CFR member George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When he stood for election in 2000, President Bush promised a humble foreign policy.
    • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is a definite need for a more pro-active European foreign policy, and I am convinced that the ECFR could play an important role in promoting this agenda.
    • Communist Capitalism Tightens Grip of EU for World State Model » Euro-med 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC euro-med.dk [Source type: News]

    .Then we can go back to a more humble foreign policy.^ There is a definite need for a more pro-active European foreign policy, and I am convinced that the ECFR could play an important role in promoting this agenda.
    • Communist Capitalism Tightens Grip of EU for World State Model » Euro-med 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC euro-med.dk [Source type: News]

    ^ The Atlantic Council is more than a pro-NATO fan club: it supports an expansionist US foreign policy in general.
    • Who is behind Human Rights Watch? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC web.inter.nl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "It is getting the conversation about marijuana policy reform going, but we're concerned it could set the movement back if it loses.
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    .And treat this episode as an aberration.^ And treat this episode as an aberration.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And treat this episode as an aberration.” .
    • Profile: George Soros | Mother Jones 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

    .We have to pay a heavy price.^ We have to pay a heavy price.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You know, 100 billion dollars a year in Iraq.^ You know, 100 billion dollars a year in Iraq.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A .22 caliber rimfire at 100 yards is wickedly accurate, if you know how to shoot it.
    • George Soros Wants Your Gun | Redstate 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC archive.redstate.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "People earned billions, I repeat billions, of dollars in the space of five to six years.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    We can't get out of that. We mustn't get out of it. But still, we can then regain the confidence of the world, and our rightful place as leaders of the world, working to make the world a better place.

BuzzFlash interview (2004)

BuzzFlash interview (25 February 2004)
.
Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
^ BuzzFlash interview (25 February 2004) Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ George Soros: Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
  • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

.They have a solid basis in reality — but reality as distorted by a misconception.^ They have a solid basis in reality — but reality as distorted by a misconception.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Both, he argued, "have a solid basis in reality but reality is distorted by misconception.
  • George Soros - SourceWatch 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They have a solid basis in reality -- but reality as distorted by a misconception.
  • George Soros, Author Of "The Bubble Of American Supremacy: Correcting The Misuse Of American Power" - A BuzzFlash Interview 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

... .Eventually the gap between reality and its false interpretation becomes unsustainable, and the bubble bursts.
  • Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.^ We don't really go out too far.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ BuzzFlash interview (25 February 2004) Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They have a solid basis in reality — but reality as distorted by a misconception.
    Under normal conditions misconceptions are self-correcting, and the markets tend toward some kind of equilibrium.^ Under normal conditions misconceptions are self-correcting, and the markets tend toward some kind of equilibrium.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They have a solid basis in reality — but reality as distorted by a misconception.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That we really have a false picture when we think about markets tending towards equilibrium.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    Occasionally, a misconception is reinforced by a trend prevailing in reality, and that is when a boom-bust process gets under way. .Eventually the gap between reality and its false interpretation becomes unsustainable, and the bubble bursts.
  • Now look at the ideology of American supremacy.^ Now look at the ideology of American supremacy.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Eventually the gap between reality and its false interpretation becomes unsustainable, and the bubble bursts.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They did so after the American savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, the Asian financial crisis of 1997-99 and the bursting of the dotcom bubble in 2000.
    • Is George Soros right that economy is doomed? - Times Online 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC business.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .It has a solid foundation in reality; namely, the United States is the dominant power in the world.^ It has a solid foundation in reality; namely, the United States is the dominant power in the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not so in the power struggles of the real world.
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While he has criticized the United Nations occasionally, he favors U.N. dominance in world affairs, sees the European Union as a model for "open society" and has called for a global central bank.

    .The current government believes the United States ought to use this dominant position to impose its will on the world.^ The current government believes the United States ought to use this dominant position to impose its will on the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The distinction between "free markets" and "non-free markets" - a left over ideological distinction from the global struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union - is too dated to be useful today.
    • Charlie Rose - A conversation with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: General]

    ^ While he has criticized the United Nations occasionally, he favors U.N. dominance in world affairs, sees the European Union as a model for "open society" and has called for a global central bank.

    That is the misconception. .This approach is not what made America great.^ This approach is not what made America great.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are losing the values that have made America great.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And it is directly against the principles and values that have made America great and that have made me want to come to America and live here."
    • Worldandnation: He's the billionaire primed to fight Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: News]

    .America did not arrive at its dominant position by imposing its will on the world.
  • My position is that America is great precisely because it is an open society, and an open society recognizes that nobody is the ultimate arbiter — and that we may be wrong at times, even if we are powerful.^ Recognizing that we may be wrong is the foundation of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My position is that America is great precisely because it is an open society, and an open society recognizes that nobody is the ultimate arbiter — and that we may be wrong at times, even if we are powerful.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ America did not arrive at its dominant position by imposing its will on the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We must be open to criticism and respect divergent and different views and interests.
  • I find the idea that you can introduce democracy by military force a very quaint idea.^ Can democracy be introduced by military means?
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I find the idea that you can introduce democracy by military force a very quaint idea.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros is correct - you cannot "introduce a democracy with military means."
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Moreover, if I wanted to choose a testing ground for doing it, Iraq would be the last nation I would choose.
  • Most of the poverty and misery in the world is due to bad government, lack of democracy, weak states, internal strife, and so on.^ Because most of the poverty and misery in the world today is due to bad government of one sort or another.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Moreover, if I wanted to choose a testing ground for doing it, Iraq would be the last nation I would choose.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Most of the poverty and misery in the world is due to bad government, lack of democracy, weak states, internal strife, and so on.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We do need to intervene, to improve political and economic conditions inside countries that have bad governments, where people are suffering.^ We do need to intervene, to improve political and economic conditions inside countries that have bad governments, where people are suffering.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His offshore Quantum Fund -legally headquartered in Curacao, beyond U.S.-government supervision-specializes in speculative investments to take advantage of deliberately induced political and economic weaknesses of different countries and regions.
    • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC educate-yourself.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is this the same character the Thai government - another of his victims - described as 'an economic war criminal' who 'sucks the blood from the people'?
    • Charlie Rose - A conversation with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: General]


    .One way of doing this, without violating sovereignty, is through constructive actions — reinforcements and incentives for countries that are moving in the right direction, toward an open society, a market economy, et cetera.^ No planning agency could have better information than they about the direction things are moving, and no one could have a stronger incentive than those who hope to make a profit and avoid a loss.
    • George Soros: Replace Capitalism ... with World Government? 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Organizations that, in recent years, have received direct funding and assistance from George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI) include the following.
    • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One of the Foundations, the Open Society Institute, is issuing grants to promote abortion.
    • "Daddy Warbucks" of Drugs and Death - CFR member George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That is what I'm advocating. .I'm advocating preventive action of a constructive nature.^ I'm advocating preventive action of a constructive nature.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    And I would use military force only as the very last resort, when nothing else works.

Why We Must Not Reelect President Bush (2004)

The first U.S. political advertisement by Soros, published in The Wall Street Journal and 39 regional newspapers (October 2004)
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The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
^ The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where Osama bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The first U.S. political advertisement by Soros, published in The Wall Street Journal and 39 regional newspapers (October 2004) The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.The invasion of Iraq was not similarly justified.^ The invasion of Iraq was not similarly justified.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was President Bush's unintended gift to bin Laden.
  • This is the most important election of my lifetime.^ This is the most important election of my lifetime.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was President Bush's unintended gift to bin Laden.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The stated policy of my administration towards Saddam Hussein was very clear.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I have never been heavily involved in partisan politics but these are not normal times.^ I have never been heavily involved in partisan politics but these are not normal times.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests and undermining American values.^ President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests and undermining American values.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For example, in a New Yorker interview of October 18, 2004, he said of President Bush, “The separation of church and state, the bedrock of our democracy, is clearly undermined by having a born-again President.” .

    ^ Obviously I don't want to beat around the bush (no pun intended) about who I think should be allowed to elect an American president.
    • George Soros | NewsBusters.org 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    .That is why I am publishing this message.^ That is why I am publishing this message.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I have been demonized by the Bush campaign but I hope you will give me a hearing.
  • We face a vicious circle of escalating violence. President Bush ran on the platform of a "humble" foreign policy in 2000. If we re-elect him now, we endorse the Bush doctrine of preemptive action and the invasion of Iraq, and we will have to live with the consequences.
  • I grew up in Hungary, lived through fascism and the Holocaust, and then had a foretaste of communism.^ If we reelect President Bush we are endorsing his policies and we shall have to live with the consequences.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why are you so angry at President Bush?
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And then we are off to a vicious circle of escalating violence in the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I learned at an early age how important it is what kind of government prevails.^ I learned at an early age how important it is what kind of government prevails.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know, I learned at a very early age that what kind of social system or political system prevails is very important.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ SOROS: Well, of course, government is - I mean, this is the important thing to learn.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.^ I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license.
    • Pat Dollard | Young Americans | Blog Archive » George Soros: Republic Enemy #1 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC patdollard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His open society is not about freedom; it is about license.

    .When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society.
  • A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.
  • We are losing the values that have made America great.^ When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This approach is not what made America great.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center was such a horrendous event that it required a strong response.^ The destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center was such a horrendous event that it required a strong response.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This time it was the 2,801 killed in the World Trade Center.
    • Friends of Liberty - George Soros: Imperial Wizard/Double Agent 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sianews.com [Source type: News]
    • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Where was he during the hostage crisis, Achille Lauro, Lockerbie, African embassies, Khobar Towers, USS Cole and the first World Trade Center bombing.
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But the President committed a fundamental error in thinking: the fact that the terrorists are manifestly evil does not make whatever counter-actions we take automatically good.^ But the President committed a fundamental error in thinking: the fact that the terrorists are manifestly evil does not make whatever counter-actions we take automatically good.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Direct action doesn't work as you're labeled a terrorist - we must take action with our own wallets - while we still have them.
    • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ In fact it has become almost illegal to take strike action in Britain and Australia.
    • BBC - Peston's Picks: Soros and Schwarzman speak 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .What we do to combat terrorism may also be wrong.^ What we do to combat terrorism may also be wrong.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Recognizing that we may be wrong is the foundation of an open society.
  • President Bush inadvertently played right into the hands of bin Laden.^ Recognizing that we may be wrong is the foundation of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What if George Bush is right and George Soros is wrong?
    • How Far is George Soros Willing to Go to Defeat Bush? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.insmkt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was President Bush's unintended gift to bin Laden.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.^ The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where Osama bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first U.S. political advertisement by Soros, published in The Wall Street Journal and 39 regional newspapers (October 2004) The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The invasion of Iraq was not similarly justified.^ The invasion of Iraq was not similarly justified.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It was President Bush's unintended gift to bin Laden.
  • War and occupation create innocent victims. We count the body bags of American soldiers; there have been more than 1000 in Iraq.^ War and occupation create innocent victims.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There's more to it than that.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We count the body bags of American soldiers; there have been more than 1000 in Iraq.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The rest of the world also looks at the Iraqis who get killed daily.^ The rest of the world also looks at the Iraqis who get killed daily.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Look at how the world treats those who are slave to its temptations.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Any who, just wanted to take the time to say it’s already here; and the rest of the world views you as crazies.
    • George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There have been 15 times more.^ There have been 15 times more.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Some were trying to kill our soldiers; far too many were totally innocent, including many women and children.^ Some were trying to kill our soldiers; far too many were totally innocent, including many women and children.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He has not funded, as far as I know, extremist groups that are trying to undermine our country and its government and our Constitution so that he may make more millions, as have a number of billionares on the right have.
    • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Every innocent death helps the terrorists' cause by stirring anger against America and bringing them potential recruits.

Speech at the National Press Club (2004)

Speech at the National Press Club (28 October 2004)
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We are the most powerful nation on earth.
^ We are the most powerful nation on earth.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And that, I think, is tremendously dangerous because in fact we are very powerful and this is a self-fulfilling prophesy: if the most powerful nation on earth is guided by that principle, that's the principle that's going to prevail.
  • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ George Soros is one of the most powerful men on earth.
  • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us.
  • I have been crisscrossing the country for the last three weeks arguing against the reelection of President Bush.^ I have been crisscrossing the country for the last three weeks arguing against the reelection of President Bush .
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the United States, he is known for having donated large sums of money in a failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004.
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]
    • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

    .I feel strongly that he has led us in the wrong direction.^ I feel strongly that he has led us in the wrong direction.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I think he's leading us in the wrong direction.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now I would like to puncture it because I think it's really the wrong direction for us to take.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    .The invasion of Iraq was a colossal blunder and only by rejecting the President at the polls can we hope to escape from the quagmire in which we find ourselves.
  • The nation is deeply divided and the two camps seem to be talking past each other.^ The invasion of Iraq was a colossal blunder and only by rejecting the President at the polls can we hope to escape from the quagmire in which we find ourselves.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The nation is deeply divided and the two camps seem to be talking past each other.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros' aim seems to be to make the U.S. just another client state easily controlled by the United Nations and other one-world groups where he has lots of friends.

    .John Kerry won all three debates but President Bush invokes his faith and that inspires his followers.^ John Kerry won all three debates but President Bush invokes his faith and that inspires his followers.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have been crisscrossing the country for the last three weeks arguing against the reelection of President Bush .
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, George Soros is a human Halliburton who will be in a position if John Kerry is elected president to pull the strings.
    • The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: News]

    .In the end, it boils down to a philosophical difference over how to deal with an often confusing and threatening reality.
  • An open society such as ours is based on the recognition that our understanding of reality is inherently imperfect.^ An open society such as ours is based on the recognition that our understanding of reality is inherently imperfect.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the end, it boils down to a philosophical difference over how to deal with an often confusing and threatening reality.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that I served three years on the board of George Soros' foundation, the Open Society Institute, dealing with such issues as a free press, the rule of law, and human rights.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth.^ Nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ J. Michael Waller, in WorldNetDaily (1 December 2003) The supremacist ideology of the Bush Administration stands in opposition to the principles of an open society, which recognize that people have different views and that nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The concept of open society is based on the recognition that nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth," Soros explained.
    • Worldandnation: He's the billionaire primed to fight Bush 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: News]

    .As the philosopher Karl Popper has shown, the ultimate truth is not attainable even in science.^ As the philosopher Karl Popper has shown, the ultimate truth is not attainable even in science.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Karl Popper, Sir, Soros philosophical guru, investments in Central and Eastern EU communications.
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Sir Karl Popper, for whom the Karl Popper Debate Program is named, is well known for his important contributions to the philosophy of science, political theory, and sociology.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .All theories are subject to testing and the process of replacing old theories with better ones never ends.
  • Faith plays an important role in an open society.^ One, to promote what I call open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's what the Open Society is all about.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The role of the media is very, very important in maintaining open societies.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    .Exactly because our understanding is imperfect, we cannot base our decisions on knowledge alone.^ Exactly because our understanding is imperfect, we cannot base our decisions on knowledge alone.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An open society such as ours is based on the recognition that our understanding of reality is inherently imperfect.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We need to rely on beliefs, religious or otherwise, to help us make decisions.^ We need to rely on beliefs, religious or otherwise, to help us make decisions.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You state: "The banks can trade through this difficult period and need to make business decision rather than political ones."
    • George Soros warns 'zombie' banks could suck lifeblood out of economy | Business | guardian.co.uk 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Some of us make different kinds of decisions than others.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But we must remain open to the possibility that we may be wrong so that we can correct our mistakes.^ But we must remain open to the possibility that we may be wrong so that we can correct our mistakes.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And we must engage in critical thinking and correct our mistakes.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We must, of course, protect our security; but we must also correct the grievances on which terrorism feeds.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Otherwise, we are bound to be wrong.
  • President Bush has shown that he is incapable of recognizing his mistakes.^ Otherwise, we are bound to be wrong.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ President Bush has shown that he is incapable of recognizing his mistakes.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By putting our faith in a President who cannot admit his mistakes we commit ourselves to the wrong policies.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He insists on making reality conform to his beliefs even at the cost of deceiving himself and deliberately deceiving the public.^ He insists on making reality conform to his beliefs even at the cost of deceiving himself and deliberately deceiving the public.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I will look for profitable opportunities, but I will also insist that the investments make a real contribution to solving the problem of climate change."
    • George Soros pledges $1bn to search for clean energy | TckTckTck 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC tcktcktck.org [Source type: News]

    ^ In the Global Open Society model, citizens would be willing to make personal sacrifices for the good of society, even if they must compromise their systems of belief.
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]

    .There is something appealing in the strength of his faith, especially in our troubled time.^ There is something appealing in the strength of his faith, especially in our troubled time.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are times when evil can become an eye-opener, when its derisive laughter can waken us up and help regaining our strength.
    • George Soros, Postmodern Villain 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Who Is George Soros? The Money Man Behind Obama's Presidential Campaign! | KnowTheLies.com - The Truth is Hidden in Plain View... 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.knowthelies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There was a time when the U.S. government could flood the market with its reserve oil, but the market is just too vast and our reserves too small to do that today.
    • George Soros: rocketing oil price is a bubble - Democratic Underground 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: General]

    But the cost is too high. By putting our faith in a President who cannot admit his mistakes we commit ourselves to the wrong policies.
.
President Bush has boasted that we do not need a permission slip from the international community, but our disregard for international law has endangered our security...
  • We are the most powerful nation on earth.^ Our security, far from improving as President Bush claims, is deteriorating.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ President Bush has boasted that we do not need a permission slip from the international community, but our disregard for international law has endangered our security, particularly the security of our troops.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are the most powerful nation on earth.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us.^ No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
  • If we reelect President Bush we are endorsing his policies and we shall have to live with the consequences.^ If we reelect President Bush we are endorsing his policies and we shall have to live with the consequences.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The stated policy of my administration towards Saddam Hussein was very clear.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We are facing a vicious circle of escalating violence with no end in sight.^ As I shall try to show, we are facing a vicious circle of escalating violenc with no end in sight.
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And then we are off to a vicious circle of escalating violence in the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We face a vicious circle of escalating violence.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If we reject him at the polls we shall have a better chance to regain the respect and support of the world and break the vicious circle.^ But if we repudiate the Bush policies at the polls, we shall have a better chance to regain the respect and support of the world and to break the vicious circle.
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we reject him at the polls we shall have a better chance to regain the respect and support of the world and break the vicious circle.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ ''Acting as the leader of a global open society will not protect the USfrom terrorist attacks,'' he warned, ''but by playing a constructive role, we can regain the respect and support of the world, and this will make the task of fighting terrorism easier.''
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]

    .Our future depends on it.
  • I have devoted half my fortune and most of my energies in the last 15 years to promoting the values of democracy and open society all over the world, especially in the former Soviet Empire.^ One, to promote what I call open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's what the Open Society is all about.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our future as an open society depends on resisting the Siren's song.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .After 9/11 I came to feel that those principles need to be defended at home.
  • The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where Osama bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.^ The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The invasion of Afghanistan was justified: that was where Osama bin Laden lived and al Qaeda had its training camps.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After 9/11 I came to feel that those principles need to be defended at home.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The invasion of Iraq was not similarly justified.^ The invasion of Iraq was not similarly justified.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

  • The war in Iraq was misconceived from start to finish — if it has a finish. It is a war of choice, not of necessity, as President Bush claims. .It goes without saying that Saddam was a tyrant, and it is good to be rid of him.^ That goes without saying.
    • Who is George $oros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.oilempire.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He has become a target for the paranoias of extremists, an example, he says, of the truth that no good deed goes unpunished.
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think I can say something good, actually, about him...
    • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But in invading Iraq as we did, without a second UN resolution, we violated international law.^ But in invading Iraq as we did, without a second UN resolution, we violated international law.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A little more than a year later the United States could not secure a UN resolution to endorse the invasion of Iraq.
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If the US thinks it has the right to attack Iran without evidence they have violated any international laws, then China should work to take back Taiwan and use the same reasoning that we seem to always use for why we go to war.
    • George Soros & The Georgian Conflict | Real Zionist News 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .By mistreating and even torturing prisoners, we violated the Geneva conventions.^ By mistreating and even torturing prisoners, we violated the Geneva conventions.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .President Bush has boasted that we do not need a permission slip from the international community, but our disregard for international law has endangered our security, particularly the security of our troops.
  • The war on terror is an abstraction.^ Our security, far from improving as President Bush claims, is deteriorating.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ President Bush has boasted that we do not need a permission slip from the international community, but our disregard for international law has endangered our security, particularly the security of our troops.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The war on terror is an abstraction.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But the terrorists are real people and they are not all alike.^ But the terrorists are real people and they are not all alike.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The New World Order is real, many people who have served in the Military have been asked to join it as they exit.
    • The New World Order According To Maurice Strong and George Soros ? on Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge. 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC yedda.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now, so, when we chase them down, we really must go out of our way not to do the same thing, because, if we torture people, humiliate people, kill people who are innocent, they look at us in the same light as we look at terrorists.
    • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Most of the people attacking our soldiers in Iraq originally had nothing to do with al Qaeda.^ Most of the people attacking our soldiers in Iraq originally had nothing to do with al Qaeda.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They have been generated by the policies of the Bush administration.^ They have been generated by the policies of the Bush administration.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the media don't point this out because they oppose Bush's Iraq policy.
    • The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.aim.org [Source type: News]

    ^ Soros recently criticized George W. Bush saying in an article in the Financial Times of London that his administration's Iraq policies were "fundamentally wrong" and that they are premised on the "false ideology that U.S. might gave it the right to impose its will on the world."
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We have been spared a terrorist attack at home but it is quite a stretch to attribute that to the invasion of Iraq.^ We have been spared a terrorist attack at home but it is quite a stretch to attribute that to the invasion of Iraq.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Doesn't anyone see that there are probably more terrorist sympathisers now because of the invasion of Iraq then before?
    • Drudge falsely claimed Soros funds Media Matters | Media Matters for America 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The insurrection in Iraq, however, is a somber reality and it doesn't make us safer at home.^ The insurrection in Iraq, however, is a somber reality and it doesn't make us safer at home.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ From a purely military standoint, it appears that the US IS making progress in Iraq.
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The recent report on Iraq, however, deserves some criticism---both for what it says and even more for what it doesn't say.
    • Who is George $oros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.oilempire.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Our security, far from improving as President Bush claims, is deteriorating.
.
An open society is always in danger.
^ An open society is always in danger.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is dangerous attitude: it implies that America can ultimately do no wrong, since its open society is a perfect defence against abuse of power.
  • Who is behind Human Rights Watch? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC web.inter.nl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive.
  • Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States.^ It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the United States, he is known for having donated large sums of money in a failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004.
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]
    • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

    .It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces.^ It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So it was appropriate to think of insuring alternative sources and finding another place where we could move our troops to provide projectile military power.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This would avoid any chance of heartening our islamo-fascist enemies, or demoralizing our armed forces.
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power.^ Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So it was appropriate to think of insuring alternative sources and finding another place where we could move our troops to provide projectile military power.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Before the invasion of Iraq, we could project overwhelming power in any part of the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They were not trained for occupation duties.
  • Before the invasion of Iraq, we could project overwhelming power in any part of the world.^ Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Before the invasion of Iraq, we could project overwhelming power in any part of the world.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They were not trained for occupation duties.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We cannot do so any more because we are bogged down in Iraq.
    Iran and North Korea are moving ahead with their nuclear programs at full speed and our hand in dealing with them has been greatly weakened.
  • The war on terror as defined by President Bush is a one-dimensional presentation of reality.^ The war on terrorism as pursued by the Bush Administration cannot be won.
    • The Bubble of American Supremacy - The Atlantic(December 2003) 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The war in Iraq is quite handy because: .
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Iran and North Korea are moving ahead with their nuclear programs at full speed and our hand in dealing with them has been greatly weakened.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We cannot fight terrorism by military means alone.^ We cannot fight terrorism by military means alone.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Investors Business Daily Soros Kaiser Network US unparalleled military power can fight 'terrorism' but also tackle poverty.
    • Poverty, Billionaires, Soros, Obama, questions?... NewsFollowup.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.newsfollowup.com [Source type: News]

    .We can use military force only when we have a known target; but it is the habit of terrorists to keep their whereabouts hidden.^ We can use military force only when we have a known target; but it is the habit of terrorists to keep their whereabouts hidden.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A military force, with no produce, no trade, just weapons--created by forced labor, sold, to provide enough sustenance to keep the army alive.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That doesn’t translate into a diatribe against the use of military force, but when force is mentioned it is accompanied with the caveat “where appropriate.” Of course, where it is appropriate is rarely, if ever, explained.
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .To track them down we need the support of the populations amongst whom they hide.^ To track them down we need the support of the populations amongst whom they hide.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Offense is not necessarily the best defense if it offends those whose allegiance we need.
  • George W. Bush revels in being a war president.^ George W. Bush revels in being a war president.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Offense is not necessarily the best defense if it offends those whose allegiance we need.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros also funds Amnesty International, whose US executive director has called for the arrest of President Bush as a war criminal.

    .His campaign is shamelessly exploiting the fears generated by 9/11. Vice President Cheney is conjuring mushroom clouds into our cities.^ Vice President Cheney is conjuring mushroom clouds into our cities.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His campaign is shamelessly exploiting the fears generated by 9/11.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Writing in the London based Independent Soros contends the Bush foreign mission shamelessly exploits fears generated from 9/11.
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But fear is a bad counselor; we must resist it wherever it comes from.^ But fear is a bad counselor; we must resist it wherever it comes from.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As he sees it, “fear is a bad counselor; we must resist it wherever it comes from.” He maintains that with the Bush policy terror will never end.
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .President Roosevelt had the right idea when he said, "We have nothing to fear but Fear itself."
  • An open society is always in danger.^ So, that's what led me to this idea of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ President Roosevelt had the right idea when he said, "We have nothing to fear but Fear itself."
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An open society is always in danger.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive.
    We are being sorely tested, first by 9/11 and then by President Bush's response.^ We are being sorely tested, first by 9/11 and then by President Bush's response.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros: Bush's War on Terror Worse Than 9/11 Leftist tycoon George Soros compares President Bush's new doctrine to fight terrorism with fascism.

    .To pass the test we must face reality instead of finding solace in false certainties.^ To pass the test we must face reality instead of finding solace in false certainties.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This election transcends party loyalties.^ This election transcends party loyalties.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Our future as an open society depends on resisting the Siren's song.

The Age of Fallibility (2006)

The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terror (2006) ISBN 1586483595
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  • We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.^ In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terror (2006) ISBN 1586483595 We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While he has criticized the United Nations occasionally, he favors U.N. dominance in world affairs, sees the European Union as a model for "open society" and has called for a global central bank.

    .I go into some detail as to what that entails.^ I go into some detail as to what that entails.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Mankind’s power over nature has increased cumulatively while its ability to govern itself has not kept pace.^ Mankind’s power over nature has increased cumulatively while its ability to govern itself has not kept pace.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You have a government that has proven itself quite good in sort of holding things together, so that cushioning the rate of decline, but not showing any ability to turn things around.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GEORGE SOROS: No, I think our ability to govern ourselves doesn't keep pace with our ability to exercise power over nature, control over nature.
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There is no other country that can take the place of the United States in the foreseeable future.^ There are no reasonable substitutions for oil now or in the foreseeable future.
    • George Soros: rocketing oil price is a bubble - Democratic Underground 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There is no other country that can take the place of the United States in the foreseeable future.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Other than for the extreme left of this country...your presence has no value.
    • Charlie Rose - A conversation with George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.charlierose.com [Source type: General]

    .If the United States fails to provide the right kind of leadership our civilization may destroy itself.^ If the United States fails to provide the right kind of leadership our civilization may destroy itself.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is our civil liberties that may disappear instead.” .
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Volcker said industrial production around the world was declining even more rapidly than in the United States, which is itself under severe strain.
    • Soros Sees No Bottom for World Financial "Collapse" | CommonDreams.org 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.commondreams.org [Source type: General]

    .That is the unpleasant reality that confronts us.
    • Introduction, p.^ That is the unpleasant reality that confronts us.
      • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      xxv

On Israel, America and AIPAC (2007)

Article in The New York Review of Books (12 April 2007)
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The Palestine problem does not have a purely military solution.
^ The Palestine problem does not have a purely military solution.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Article in The New York Review of Books (12 April 2007) The Palestine problem does not have a purely military solution.
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Military superiority is necessary for Israel's national security, but it is not sufficient.
  • I am not a Zionist, nor am I am a practicing Jew, but I have a great deal of sympathy for my fellow Jews and a deep concern for the survival of Israel.
  • The Bush administration is once again in the process of committing a major policy blunder in the Middle East ...^ They have been generated by the policies of the Bush administration.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Bush administration is once again in the process of committing a major policy blunder in the Middle East ...
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am not a Zionist, nor am I am a practicing Jew, but I have a great deal of sympathy for my fellow Jews and a deep concern for the survival of Israel.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Hamas won the elections in an upset victory.^ Hamas won the elections in an upset victory.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Then came the blunder I am talking about.^ Then came the blunder I am talking about.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Israel, with the strong backing of the United States, refused to recognize the democratically elected Hamas government.
  • The Palestine problem does not have a purely military solution.^ Israel, with the strong backing of the United States, refused to recognize the democratically elected Hamas government .
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Palestine problem does not have a purely military solution.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a recent article published in the New York Review of Books , Soros asserts that America should pressure Israel to negotiate with the Hamas-led unity government in the Palestinian territory regardless of its refusal to recognize the right of the Jewish state to exist.
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Military superiority is necessary for Israel's national security, but it is not sufficient.
    The solution has to be political, as President Clinton recognized.
  • The pro-Israel lobby has been remarkably successful in suppressing criticism.^ The pro-Israel lobby has been remarkably successful in suppressing criticism.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The solution has to be political, as President Clinton recognized.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Military superiority is necessary for Israel's national security, but it is not sufficient.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Politicians challenge it at their peril because of the lobby's ability to influence political contributions.^ Politicians challenge it at their peril because of the lobby's ability to influence political contributions.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Normally, if you want to be a politician in the U.S., you have to be a Mason, because this is the way to enter the political circles.
    • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

    ... .Following his criticism of repressive Israeli policy on the West Bank, former president Jimmy Carter has suffered the loss of some of the financial backers of his center.
  • One of the myths propagated by the enemies of Israel is that there is an all-powerful Zionist conspiracy.^ Following his criticism of repressive Israeli policy on the West Bank, former president Jimmy Carter has suffered the loss of some of the financial backers of his center.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One of the myths propagated by the enemies of Israel is that there is an all-powerful Zionist conspiracy.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros joined Richard C. Holbrooke, Newton L. Gingrich, John M. Shalikashvili (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), and other powerful individuals on a campaign to make the Trade Center dead into tools for U.S. foreign policy.
    • Friends of Liberty - George Soros: Imperial Wizard/Double Agent 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sianews.com [Source type: News]

    That is a false accusation. .Nevertheless, that AIPAC has been so successful in suppressing criticism has lent some credence to such false beliefs.^ Nevertheless, that AIPAC has been so successful in suppressing criticism has lent some credence to such false beliefs.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The pro-Israel lobby has been remarkably successful in suppressing criticism.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But……being such a successful critic – you wouldn’t know a damn thing about hard work would you?
    • Mark Lloyd, Obama/Soros hitman at the FCC [Darleen Click] 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Demolishing the wall of silence that has protected AIPAC would help lay them to rest.^ Demolishing the wall of silence that has protected AIPAC would help lay them to rest.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .A debate within the Jewish community, instead of fomenting anti-Semitism, would only help diminish it.^ A debate within the Jewish community, instead of fomenting anti-Semitism, would only help diminish it.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see how helpful it was for the Jewry to have introduced the term anti-Semitism?
    • Secret Societies and Their Power in The 20th Century - 10 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.bibliotecapleyades.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, not only was it, let's say, a reasonable gamble, to give some additional support to Russia, in order to help Russia from a breakdown, but it also would have saved us from that particular incident.
    • frontline: the crash: interviews: george soros 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Anticipating attacks, I should like to emphasize that I do not subscribe to the myths propagated by enemies of Israel and I am not blaming Jews for anti-Semitism.^ Anti-Semitism predates the birth of Israel.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anticipating attacks, I should like to emphasize that I do not subscribe to the myths propagated by enemies of Israel and I am not blaming Jews for anti-Semitism.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He will not donate to any Jewish organization, although he is a Hungarian Jew and does not like his brethren in Israel.

    .Anti-Semitism predates the birth of Israel.^ Anti-Semitism predates the birth of Israel.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Neither Israel's policies nor the critics of those policies should be held responsible for anti-Semitism.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anticipating attacks, I should like to emphasize that I do not subscribe to the myths propagated by enemies of Israel and I am not blaming Jews for anti-Semitism.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Neither Israel's policies nor the critics of those policies should be held responsible for anti-Semitism.
    At the same time, I do believe that attitudes toward Israel are influenced by Israel's policies, and attitudes toward the Jewish community are influenced by the pro-Israel lobby's success in suppressing divergent views.

Misattributed

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  • We have a booming global economy but we don't have a global society.^ We have a booming global economy but we don't have a global society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We live in a global economy, but the political organization of our global society is woefully inadequate.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Without these controls, the global economy, is liable to break down The development of a global economy has not been matched by the development of a global society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Markets reduce everything, including human beings and nature, to commodities.^ Markets reduce everything, including human beings and nature, to commodities.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Societies need more than this to prosper — such goals as political freedom and social justice.^ Societies need more than this to prosper — such goals as political freedom and social justice.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ More often than not, politics around the world is not the domain of honorable, self-respecting people (with few exceptions).
    • Hardball: JD Hayworth Blames George Soros for manipulating the economy | Video Cafe 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC videocafe.crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Marshall William Fishwick in Popular Culture: Cavespace to Cyberspace (1999)

Quotes about Soros

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  • I've learned many things from him, but perhaps the most significant is that it's not whether you're right or wrong, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong.
    • Stanley Druckenmiller as quoted in The New Market Wizards : Conversations with America's Top Traders (1994) by Jack D. Schwager, p.^ But to be frank, I came to America to make money.
      • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Soros: It's not whether you're right or wrong, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong.
      • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I've learned many things from him, but perhaps the most significant is that it's not whether you're right or wrong, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong.
      • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .207; part of this statement has sometimes been attributed directly to Soros: It's not whether you're right or wrong, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong. (as quoted in 500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said about Money (2002) edited by Philip Jenks)
  • Four hundred seventy-three million to one.^ And how was it that Soros made his money?
    • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Otherwise you're going to lose it.
    • Big Ideas 18 April  2004  - From the Commonwealth Club: George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros said here are three things we can do, simply."
    • Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Those are the odds against George Soros compiling the investment record he did as manager of the Quantum Fund from 1968 through 1993. His investment record is the most unimpeachable refutation of the random walk hypothesis ever!^ His investment record is the most unimpeachable refutation of the random walk hypothesis ever!
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Did Soros’ funding pay off?
    • George Soros: Barack Obama’s Money Man and Agenda Puppeter « Pronk Palisades 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC raymondpronk.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Those are the odds against George Soros compiling the investment record he did as manager of the Quantum Fund from 1968 through 1993.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ... History will probably remember Mr. Soros as the speculator who tilted against the Bank of England in 1992 (and freed the English people from recession). .His billion dollar score is simply too compelling a story to overlook.^ His billion dollar score is simply too compelling a story to overlook.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no retelling the story, no interpretation, no legalese, no fabrication or false front that can condone an abandoned baby, no, not even a billion dollars.
    • Journal Weblog: February 2007 Archives 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.badeagle.com [Source type: Original source]

    Mr. Soros himself would probably like to be remembered as a great economist or even scientist. .But I am going to remember him for something even more important, for which he does not receive the credit he deserves.^ But I am going to remember him for something even more important, for which he does not receive the credit he deserves.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If the right does not take this open door and go through it, start looking for evidence which I think could go back to the Clintons for guite sometime and their attachment to him.

    ^ The recent report on Iraq, however, deserves some criticism---both for what it says and even more for what it doesn't say.
    • Who is George $oros? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.oilempire.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    he is someone who genuinely cares about the state of the human condition and tries to better it. .His myriad and monumental philanthropical efforts will qualify him as one of history's great benefactors.^ His myriad and monumental philanthropical efforts will qualify him as one of history's great benefactors.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ... .He is a hands-on workaholic who materially impacts the quality of lives of people less fortunate than he.^ He is a hands-on workaholic who materially impacts the quality of lives of people less fortunate than he.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one is reviled more by the right wing in America than people who tell the truth.
    • George Soros hates Paulson's bailout: The Swamp 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who do you people think you are that you can just dictate to every one the kind of life you want us to live.
    • George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Now this, this is a sign of greatness.^ Now this, this is a sign of greatness.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Paul Tudor Jones II in his foreword to The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (1994 edition).
  • All these countries [in East Asia] have spent 40 years trying to build up their economies and a moron like Soros comes along with a lot of money to speculate and ruin things.^ All these countries [in East Asia] have spent 40 years trying to build up their economies and a moron like Soros comes along with a lot of money to speculate and ruin things.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Are we going to be able to make up a lot of this money?
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Paul Tudor Jones II in his foreword to The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (1994 edition).
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Half the day he engages in the most ruthless financial exploitations, ruining the lives of hundreds of thousands, even millions.^ Half the day he engages in the most ruthless financial exploitations, ruining the lives of hundreds of thousands, even millions.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At the time, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called Soros “a villain, and a moron.” Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, “We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula.
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said about Money (2002) edited by Philip Jenks) Four hundred seventy-three million to one.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The other half [of the day] he just gives part of it back.^ The other half [of the day] he just gives part of it back.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • George Soros has made his mark as an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still way ahead of the game.^ Soros made his fortunes as a currency speculator.
    • Herb London : The influence of George Soros - Townhall.com 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC townhall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ George Soros has made his mark as an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still way ahead of the game.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Soros In some ways the 'Osama bin Laden' of the human rights movement - a rich man using his wealth, to spread his values across the world.
    • Who is behind Human Rights Watch? 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC web.inter.nl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The bulk of his enormous winnings is now devoted to encouraging transitional and emerging nations to become "open societies," open not only in the sense of freedom of commerce but — more important — tolerant of new ideas and different modes of thinking and behavior.^ The bulk of his enormous winnings is now devoted to encouraging transitional and emerging nations to become 'open societies,' open not only in the sense of freedom of commerce butmore importanttolerant of new ideas and different modes of thinking and behavior."
    • Mutual Fund Holdings | Soros Fund - George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC mutual-fund-holdings.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ So, that's what led me to this idea of an open society.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license.
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Paul Volcker in his foreword to The Alchemy of Finance (2003 edition)
  • George Soros has a long and storied track record of being all villains to all people.^ Paul Volcker in his foreword to The Alchemy of Finance (2003 edition) George Soros has a long and storied track record of being all villains to all people.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Soros' fingerprints were all over the campaign: .
    • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Those are the odds against George Soros compiling the investment record he did as manager of the Quantum Fund from 1968 through 1993.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Nobody that rich, and that meddlesome in international affairs — through his massive, market-influencing hedge-fund bets against national currencies, or via his multi-billion dollar "Open Society" philanthropy in 50-plus countries — could avoid being fitted for devil's horns on a daily basis.
    ...^ He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.
    • George Soros, is literally public enemy #1. | The Hive 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC thehive.modbee.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Nobody that rich, and that meddlesome in international affairs — through his massive, market-influencing hedge-fund bets against national currencies, or via his multi-billion dollar " Open Society " philanthropy in 50-plus countries — could avoid being fitted for devil's horns on a daily basis.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soros the 'philanthropist' and his Open Society Fund .
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Until very recently, you could place most of Soros' fiercest critics in categories marked "paranoid" and "anti-democratic."^ Medienkritik versus George Soros from BLACKFIVE Ray from the most excellent blog, Davids Medienkritik, recently wrote George Soros an email expressing disagreement with this item on Soros' blog: "All my experience has taught me that you can't introduce democracy by military means."
    • Davids Medienkritik: Battle of the Blogs: Medienkritik vs. George Soros 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC medienkritik.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ William Greider, for instance, recently found some validity in Soros' criticism that the United Nations should not be a venue for "tin-pot dictators and totalitarians.
    • Friends of Liberty - George Soros: Imperial Wizard/Double Agent 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.sianews.com [Source type: News]
    • Radio Islam: George Soros, Imperial Wizard 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.radioislam.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hillary Clinton, who is still for the war, many criticisms, but still for the war, or John Kerry, who is against the war, get out, who would and could you support?
    • FOXNews.com - Exclusive Interview With George Soros - Neil Cavuto | Your World 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .In 1990s Central Europe, where he and his various organizations were ubiquitous presences (at least in the cosmopolitan capital cities), reaction to Soros was a useful if crude indicator of a politician's basic orientation.^ In 1990s Central Europe, where he and his various organizations were ubiquitous presences (at least in the cosmopolitan capital cities), reaction to Soros was a useful if crude indicator of a politician's basic orientation.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The system can then decide which of the financial organizations become too large and require a division, there must also be new rules to control the movement of capital “, – said Soros.
    • George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Another influential media group which allows Soros to filter Eurasian news is EurasiaNet, an online media organization which is operated by OSI's Central Eurasia Project.
    • Swans Commentary: The Soros Media "Empire": The Power of Philanthropy to Engineer Consent, by Michael Barker - barker02 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC www.swans.com [Source type: Academic]

    ... .But now, Slavic autocrats have been joined in red-faced George-bashing by two new overlapping groups: American conservatives, and hawkish friends of Israel.^ But now, Slavic autocrats have been joined in red-faced George-bashing by two new overlapping groups: American conservatives, and hawkish friends of Israel.
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • George Soros - Wikiquote 6 January 2010 19:51 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Two groups -- Americans Coming Together and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -- were sanctioned recently by the Federal Election Commission for fraud.

    ^ George Soros is facing new, possibly criminal investigations into his hostile hedge-fund-centered speculation against Asian currencies and stock markets .
    • Soros' role in Capitalism, destruction of the USSR, Asia Crisis 17 September 2009 1:36 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ... Thus we now have the spectacle of one of the world's most active and influential anti-communists (not to mention one of its most successful capitalists) being tarred as a particularly dangerous friend of Marx and Lenin.

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