The Legacy of George Soros’ Open Society
For decades, George Soros has implemented and shared a unique philosophy. But left without an aligned successor, his empire will be subsumed by more conventional players.
In 2018, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban banned George Soros and his foundations from operating in Hungary, citing concerns regarding their relief efforts for refugee populations along the Hungarian border. Orban’s government claimed that their work was a plot to undermine Hungarian national sovereignty, a goal which would be achieved by flooding the country with undocumented migrants. The government even published a list of Soros-affiliated NGO employees and journalists. The attention, even if negative, can be perhaps read as flattering, since it implied that Soros, a private individual, has the means at his disposal to topple governments.