George Soros on His Open Society

There is something to sympathise with when it comes to George Soros' position on what he calls “the open society”. However, judging him by his political deeds, there are many reasons to be sceptical. Therefore, in loyalty to the ad hominem fallacy, can his words can stand despite his deeds? Having said that, many of his words (though taken at different times) are also self-contradictory. Soros's understanding of Karl Popper -- from whom he got the idea of an open society -- seems to be broadly correct in its largely unspecified and vague details. (As primarily expressed in Popper's well-known book The Open Society and its Enemies.) It is that Popperian vision which people can have some sympathy with; not Soros's own ill-defined take on it. Here's George Soros on the -- or his -- open society. He says: “An open society such as ours is based on the recognition that our understanding of reality is inherently imperfect. Nobody is in...(Read Full Article)

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