The Age of Fallibility has ratings and 18 reviews. Zach said: I had never heard of George Soros until I read an editorial he sent in to the Wall Stre. The Age of Fallibility. George Soros, June 26, Tyranny, violence, ignorance , and arrogance: The celebrated financier and bestselling author takes on the. George Soros: The Age of Fallibility – Consequences of the War on Terror. Public Affairs, New York, Soros considers himself a stateless statesman who is.
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I do not believe in finishing a book merely because it’s been started and this book did not deserve to be finished. His ideas around the ‘feel good’ and ‘open’ societies are good, and and can be books in themselves. This is part of the open society model. My point is that Hitler had his Lebensraum and was willing to destroy the world order to achieve it. In afllibility powerful essay Soros spells out his views and how they differ from the president’s.
Is there an opposite to the Midas Touch? Sadly being highly successful financially does not mean such a person can write a good book! I re-read this book because Mr.
The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror
Peter Hanula rated it really liked it Jan 06, May 07, Bob rated it really liked it. To view it, click here. With so much money on hand, why not meddle with the world and get involved in regulatory overreach. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I respect him for having passion for his causes and putting his money where his mouth is.
The idea of an open society is one that accepts that we will never reach a “perfect” solution to anything and so we must always work together to improve what we are doing, understanding that each improvement we make will require additional improvements. It makes me wonder if, at the age of 87, he isn’t losing control of his Open Society Foundation, to others with less well-intentioned objectives. Luis Federico rated it really liked it Apr 01, Oct 11, Zach Freeman rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apr 09, Marc rated it really liked it Shelves: A second reading might be necessary to grasp a deeper understanding.
What really caught me by surprise appears on page It challenges the hegemonic attitudes that have prevailed for most of the century.
What a change after hearing Bush “speak” and watching his disastrous policies make everything they touch worse. The abstract concepts at the start of the book are interesting and, I think, are valid.
A very good read. In his book, Mr. Maddie rated it liked it Oct 09, Published June 12th by PublicAffairs first published May 30th He is appalled at the way America’s reputation in the world, and its ability to persuade others to its cause, have been destroyed by its own policy on the “war on terror” a concept which he dissects forensically.
Dfshever rated it it was amazing Oct 08, No trivia or quizzes yet. But this time it happens to be one powerful US citizen manipulating the levers of multiple US based environmental organizations with foreign branches and all based on a false premise There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In h I read this book long ago and didn’t remember much about it.
I would even say that anyone who liked would find this a modern sequel that is entirely adequate to the task.
That someone could be so wealthy and still have the integrity and humanity he shows again and again, there really is hope for the future.
First, I have developed a conceptual framework that has given me a certain understanding of history, and, in particular, what I call far-from-equilibrium situations; second, I have a set of firm ethical and political beliefs; and third, I have made a aage of money. I do get the impression that he does walk the talk. Jul 09, Carrie rated it did not like it. The network consists of local foundations whose board and staff are preponderantly local citizens and they take responsibility for the actions of the foundations.
However it seems sound enough, particularly his linkage with and development of the notions of Karl Popper. Soros concept on these subject influence stronly by his professor Karl Popper. Be the first to ask a question about The Age of Fallibility.
The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror by George Soros
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There should be l It was shocking to read how George Soros has no compunction about using his billions to create political global change. Soros, quite frankly, worries me.