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Posted August 14, 2006
Too one sided
Mr. Soros is so obviously one sided it detracts from true journalistic integrity. He approaches a topic with all passion such as a college student would when presenting his first opinion paper. This book is unmistakeably myopic and a waste of time except for those rabid Bush haters who take it as truth. Soros' theories are untested, non sensical and dangerous. The book is poor at best and a waste of valuable reading time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 25, 2004
George Soros is a major hedge fund operator and philanthropist whose foundation has supported many worthy causes, especially in emerging and formerly Communist countries. He is a major donor to the U.S. Democratic Party. But is he a major thinker? Although he calls himself a philosopher, he does not test his ideas against the strongest ideas of other philosophers or put his concepts into context. In fairness, men of his wealth are perhaps unaccustomed to having to explain or justify themselves or to offer a good reason for speaking their minds. Soros certainly has strong business credentials, given his international business experience, his other books on public issues and his vast philanthropy. His ego seems monumental here, but so are his contributions and his impact. If you are a non-governmental organization seeking a Soros grant, this book will illuminate his thinking. If you are a Democrat who appreciates his support for the party, this book will tell you why he believes as he does. If you are a Republican, this is a textbook on knowing your adversaries. And, we note, if you are a non-partisan voter who has ignored media coverage of U.S. politics, this will give you the gist of the opposition's passionate case against the Bush administration.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2004
The Collaspe of Democracy
This is a must read for every American in this country. Mr. Soros writes about the dangers facing this country and our Democracy. I think his caveat is closer then we think and we need to take action through our democratic process while we still have it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.