Encouraging Free Enterpirse and Democratic Reform Among the Soviets in Eastern Europe
By (author) George Soros
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Underwriting Democracy by George Soros
Book DescriptionGeorge Soros has done more for open societies than any other private citizen in the world. In Underwriting Democracy he describes his experiences helping to bring about democratic change in Eastern Europe--experiences that are especially relevant now that our country has begun to intervene (though in an entirely different way than Soros) to create functioning democracies. Throughout the 1980s George Soros worked to identify and fund the growing political movements that caused the downfall of Eastern Europe's Communist governments. He established foundations, first in his native Hungary, and then in eight other countries, and used them to finance everything from the installation of previously forbidden copying machines in public libraries to the creation of experimental schools, clubs, and workshops for the support of dissidents. This unprecedented, and brilliant, financial and logistical support helped to bring down the communist regimes in peaceful revolutions across the continent. These are thrilling stories about facing down--and getting past--the Communist party powers in order to change these nations from the inside out.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586482275
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - George Soros
George Soros heads Soros Fund Management and is the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. Known throughout the world both for his financial acumen and for his political engagement, Soros is the author of several bestselling books including The Alchemy of Finance and The Crisis of Global Capitalism. PublicAffairs will publish his new book, The Bubble of American Supremacy, in January 2004.
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