The issues of anti-semitism and the fight for democracy are seen as being close to the heart of hedge fund billionaire George Soros, who has faced continued attacks from conservative commentators who wish to blame Soros for many of the issues they do not agree with in modern day America. One such attack came from then Fox News broadcaster Glenn beck, who used an article in “The New Yorker” as the basis for an attack that prompted the magazine to respond detailing the inaccuracies on project-syndicate.org and lies that were told about Soros during the special programs produced by Beck.
The magazine argued the work of George Soros should be applauded for his battle to defeat the oppressive forces he lived under as a child and adolescent in his native Hungary. Born in 1930 in Hungary, the Soros family found themselves trapped in the country when it was occupied by Nazi forces; as members of the Jewish community the Soros family found themselves forced to hide their true faith and identities in a bid to avoid detection and being transported to concentration camps. Following World War II the threat of continued oppression on politico.com hung over the family living under communist rule, prompting George Soros to set out alone as a refugee seeking a new life initially in the U.K. and later in the U.S.
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Even the career success George Soros has achieved has been attacked by Glenn Beck and other conservative commentators, but the truth is that George Soros has reached the pinnacle of the financial markets through hard work, excellent research, and having an eye for a good deal. Reading the signs of the markets in London led Soros to gamble on the devaluation of the British Pound and make around $1 billion in a single day of hedge fund trading.
Liberal donors, such as George Soros, often see themselves subjected to blame for various aspects of the problems identified by conservative leaning commentators, but the facts do not stand up to any form of evaluation. “The New Yorker” details the good works done by Soros and his foundations in bringing democracy to various parts of the former Communist bloc in Eastern Europe; the success in bringing democracy to a difficult world should stand as a great achievement for the man who has become one of the most important figures in finance in the world.