George Soros Returns To Political Giving With $25 Million Donation To Hillary Clinton

Conservative across the U.S. spend the majority of their time seeking to build a picture of George Soros as the leading political donor for the Democrats as he has spent most of his time backing campaigns of liberal candidates for office. However, Politico explains the political and philanthropic efforts of George Soros have largely concentrated on building a network of charitable groups based on his belief in the open society; Soros has largely sat out the 2008 and 2012 elections won by President Barrack Obama because of ideological differences and a belief in the inherent problems caused to democracy by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Following the $27 million given to the campaign of Democrat John Kerry in his failed bid to overcome incumbent President George W.Bush in 2004, George Soros explained the efforts and sums of money involved in fighting the campaign had left a bad taste in his mouth and read full article.

The $25 million provided toward the Hillary Clinton campaign was driven by many of the same concerns Soros revealed during the 2004 campaign cycle when he felt the Administration of George W. Bush was driven by a right-wing agenda. A similar concern struck Soros in the buildup to the 2016 Presidential election cycle when he embarked upon a period of political giving because of the concern he felt about the possibilities of a Presidential Administration under the leadership of Donald Trump; Soros pointed to a series of events in 2015 and 2016 leading to a rise in right-wing beliefs, such as the Brexit decision and the number of extremist politicians leading the ballots in various European countries driven by a wave of right-wing protesters and learn more about George.

As a child, George Soros spent much of his life living under the rule of various totalitarian regimes, such as Germany’s Nazi forces and Stalin era Communism, according to The Open Society Foundations. In 1947, George Soros escaped the rule of these regimes to instead make his way to the democratic nation of the U.K. where he completed his studies at the London School of Economics while working as a kitchen porter and waiter. As a student, George Soros learned much about the philosophical work of Karl Popper under the leadership of the Austrian philosopher and believes the impact of the research completed by his former teacher about Nazi era politics and the rise of fascism is as important today as it was in the 1940s and 50s, The Atlantic reports. In the 21st-century, George Soros believes the capitalist system he has used to build a personal fortune of more than $25 billion is failing as it is seen as the ultimate truth, the majority of fascist leaders used throughout their rule in various nations proven to be the start of their decline and follow his Twitter.

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