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Author Soros, George, author.

Title In defense of open society / George Soros.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  320.51 SOROS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary George Soros -- universally known for his philanthropy, progressive politics, and investment success--has 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, one of 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. Soros's forceful affirmation of freedom, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, social justice, and social responsibility as a universal idea is a clarion call-to-arms for the ideals of open society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210).
Subject Soros, George -- Political and social views.
Soros, George. (OCoLC)fst00194363
Finance. (OCoLC)fst00924349
Liberalism. (OCoLC)fst00997183
Liberty. (OCoLC)fst00997251
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
ISBN 9781541736702 (hardcover)
1541736702 (hardcover)
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