George Soros on George Soros

I don’t think I have ever expressed an optimism that history is headed in the right direction

Dear Editors,

Daniel Bessner has written a thorough and insightful examination of my philosophy and actions over a lifetime (“The Globalist,” nplusonemag.com), but his assessment is compromised by a set of mistaken assumptions about the beliefs and convictions underpinning that philosophy and those actions.

Bessner says I believe “in a necessary connection between capitalism and cosmopolitanism” and that I believe “a free society depends on free (if regulated) markets.” He further asserts that my “class position made [me] unable to advocate the root and branch. . . reforms necessary to bring about the world [I desire].”

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