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In Defense of Open Society

by Soros, George hardback, 304 pages
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22/10/2019 
 

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An impassioned defense of open society, academic and media freedom, and human rights. George Soros--universally known for his philanthropy, progressive politics, and investment success--has long been under sustained attack from the far right, nationalists, and anti-Semites in the United States and around the world because of his commitment to open society and liberal democracy. In this brilliant and spirited book, Soros brings together a vital collection of his writings, some never previously published. They deal with a wide range of important and timely topics: the dangers that the instruments of control produced by artificial intelligence and machine learning pose to open societies; what Soros calls his "political philanthropy"; his founding of the Central European University, the world's foremost defender of academic freedom; his philosophy; his boom/bust theory of financial markets and its policy implications; and what he calls the tragedy of the European Union.

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