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George Soros, Postmodern Villain

George Soros was born in Budapest in 1930 but, today, spends most of his time in New York City.  Not much is known about his early years.  He is the only eminent “holocaust survivor” who has been accused of collaboration with the Nazis.  In 1947, he managed to sneak through the Iron Curtain, and, the official story goes, “he landed penniless in London, but by hard work and sheer genius, he rose to become one of the planet’s most successful investors and richest men.”

Mr. Soros’ peculiar moral values, political views, and ideological preferences would be immaterial without the money that he can spend promoting and imposing them.  The bulk of that money—currently estimated at not less than seven billion dollars—was earned in the minus-sum game of currency and stock speculation, contributing nothing to the creation of wealth and making millions of ordinary people poorer in the process.  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.  In an interview with the Swiss weekly L’hebdo (May 1993), Soros outlined his strategy: “I speculate on discrepancy between the reality and the public image of this reality, until a correctional mechanism...

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