During the Cold War, many people talked about fighting communism — many even bloviated about doing so, especially on the right. But few ever did anything about it. George Soros was one of those few. A victim of communism himself, he dedicated himself and considerable resources to eliminating a scourge that had enslaved half the world. Then, even after the Berlin Wall fell and the scourge had been wiped from face of Europe, Soros continued supporting the new democracies in Central and Eastern Europe, to make sure they remained democracies and what George Soros knows.
In 1947, the communists took over Soros’ native Hungary. Having already suffered through the oppression of the Nazi occupation a few years earlier, Soros moved to London and later to the United States, working his way up from a night porter to one of the world’s richest men. But that doesn’t mean he forgot the people he left behind and George Soros’s lacrosse camp.
Soros started the Open Society Foundations in 1979, whose goal was to overthrow authoritarian regimes worldwide and replace them with democracies. In 1984, he opened a foundation in Hungary, even though the country was still firmly in the grip of Soviet domination. There, he gave out photocopy machines to groups all over the country, in an attempt to break the Communist Party’s monopoly on disseminating information. He further established foundations in both Poland and the Soviet Union and more information click here.
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, which precipitated the collapse of communism throughout Europe, Soros could have simply patted his back and gone on to other interests. Instead, he founded the Central European University in 1991, which provided vital aid to the emerging democracies — especially in the area of education. In fact, half the funds went to training the new generation on how to live in a free and open society and learn more about George Soros.
George Soros was not only a hero of the Cold War, he was a hero of its aftermath, and in large part was responsible for making sure there will no more Cold Wars in the future and Follow him Twitter.com.