George Soros and his foundation, the Open Society Institute, have had a profound impact on philanthropy and social change in over seventy countries. This is their story.
George Soros is one of the world's leading philanthropists. Over the past thirty years, he has provided more than $8 billion to his network of foundations, known collectively as the Open Society Foundations, for projects around the world and in the United States. This new book details for the first time his vision for philanthropy, and explains the innovative ways the Foundations have supported the concept of open society, the cornerstone of Soros's commitment to democracy, justice, and human rights.
Soros is celebrated for his brilliant financial and economic insights and his investment strategies. But his contribution to philanthropy and the impact of his generosity is equally impressive. This book reveals the thinking and practice that drives a lesser known aspect of this remarkable man's life, his goals for society, and his philosophy.
Chuck Sudetic is a former reporter for The New York Times, and is the author of Blood and Vengeance, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and a "Book of the Year" by The Economist and the Washington Post. He has written for The Economist, Atlantic Monthly,Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and other periodicals, and is a writer for the Open Society Institute.
Pub date: 05/10/11
Price: $28.99/33.50 Canada
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