George Soros is everywhere in the news. I wanted to learn about this man, and why he's targeted and not Adelson, the largest GOP contributor.
Mr. Soros was born into a Jewish family in Hungary, and survived the Nazi occupation as a child in part by posing as
Mr. Soros initially focused his activism on nurturing the democracies that emerged from the dissolution of the Soviet Union. After World War II, he fled Hungary for England as the Soviet Union consolidated control in his homeland.
In other words, he's wicked smart. Not a crime.
Soros and his foundations supported groups and individuals seeking to bring down
In Hungary Soros distributed photocopiers to universities and libraries as a means to fight
The recipients included a young Mr. Orban, then a liberal activist. (Now president of Hungary who is coming after Soros)
After the end of the Cold War, with the Open Society Foundations as his main vehicle
He is a humanitarian.
The theories were initially confined to the anti-Semitic fringe, though Soros is not closely associated with Jewish or Israeli
Soros first became a major target for Republicans when he donated $27 million in the 2004 election cycle to an effort to defeat President George W. Bush, whose administration
J. Dennis Hastert, Republican of Illinois, suggested in 2003, when he was House speaker, that the money that Mr. Soros was spending to defeat Mr. Bush “could be drug money.”
And in 2010, the talk show host Glenn Beck accused Mr. Soros of “helping send the Jews to the death camps,” devoting three hourlong episodes of his top-rated Fox News show to a series branding Mr. Soros a “puppet master”
The efforts by Soros and a small band of wealthy donors to defeat Bush in 2004, while unsuccessful, later led to the creation of a network of
During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Soros had expressed even greater alarm about Mr. Trump
In an email to NYT, Soros said he was grieving for the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting and their families. He added: “I came to this country to find refuge. I am deeply
On both sides of the Atlantic, a loose network of activists and political figures on the right have spent years seeking to cast Mr. Soros not just as a well-heeled political opponent but