Is George Soros a Student of Karl Popper?

According to the Open Society Foundations, of which George Soros is the founder and chairman, the world needs to appreciate Australian philosopher Karl Popper’s ‘Open Society and Its Enemies’ publication in order to live in harmony and peace. The Open Society Foundations make an impressive effort to explain the background of Karl Popper’s argument and why George Soros is so keen to help the world live out the recommendations of the school of thought. The Open Society Foundation is a creation by George Soros that operates in over 100 countries. It engages in strategic philanthropic activities that liberate the oppressed who actively pursue their freedom from identity persecution and dictatorial government.

The Atlantic, via an article titled ‘The Capitalist Threat‘ describes historical patterns of civilizations and regimes that rose and fell for simply assuming their doctrines and philosophies were superior than others and thus imposing their ideologies on others. The school of thought, initially proposed by Henri Bergson, cited a common fallacy among all totalitarian regimes; that they possessed the ultimate truth. Karl Popper polished up the school of thought in his publication, The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945). In the publication, the Australian suggested that no single society had humanity completely figured out and that each society had clues that other societies did not. He further explained that no society was entirely right and no society was entirely wrong. The ultimate wrong, however, was committed by totalitarian societies who forced other societies to abide by their perception of the Ultimate Truth.

One of the most relevant examples of societies that wrongfully tried to impose their doctrines of superiority on other societies that the Australian provided, not only to George Soros, but the entire world, was the Nazi Regime. The Nazi Regime perceived the Germanic races superior to others and even invaded Hungary to kill all of the Jews who lived there. It managed to kill over 500,000 Hungarian Jews and would have even killed more had it not been for the Soros family. George Soros and his kin evaded death by concealing their Jewish identities. They not only forged identity documents for themselves to that effect, but also did it for other Jewish families which had the resolve to survive. Soros made a successful move to the United States, after studying at the London School of London. He never forgot his roots. He remembered how he had been oppressed for merely being Jewish and resolved to use his wealth to help other individuals and societies that got persecuted for their identities across the world. Through the Open Society Foundations, he has been able to strategically put the 12 billion dollars he has given out to charity throughout his life to fund liberal causes.