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Fri, 06 Apr 2007

Soros - the age of anti-Bush

George Soros, The Age of Fallibility: the concequences
of the War on Terror, Phoenix

George Soros will be known to some as an-ultra successful financial speculator - one who made several fortunes in one go when he took on the Brit pound - that being just one example. These days he spends a lot of money through his foundation and one of the things he's been spending on has been getting rid of George W. Bush.

We know now that he didn't make it in the last election and we also know that it is highly likely that GWB didn't actually win anything: more like he stole it and the one before... and the lessons learned from those events seem not to have penetrated the US political mind - if that's not a contradiction in terms.

So this book is still, one year later, very relevant. Soros tkes us through his own philosophy and posits that the current age of relativism has gone so far from the Age of Enlightenment as to be fairly useless as any kind of guide. This ties in nicely with a USA which is similarly lost, and as the US is the one superpower of the moment, it can also make us fearful.

The book also refers to some of his money 'sploits which should appeal to the funds-punks out there.

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