It seems like not everyone is happy with George Soros charity work especially that led by his Open Society Foundation. There are even people trying to do undercover investigations to seek to expose anything negative they could lay their hands on regarding Foundation. On 20th May, 2016 RawStory reported on the incidence where James O’Keefe a conservative activist was busted trying to infiltrate the group.
O’Keefe made a call to Open Society Foundations offices and identified himself as Victor Kesh. In a voicemail he left for Dana Geraghty, O’Keefe said that he is a Hungarian- American and would like to assist in fighting for the European Values. But he forgot to disconnect his line and continued to speak to an unknown person exposing his real reason for calling OSF.
O’Keefe’s intentions are conducting an undercover operation to scam the foundation and wanted to use Geraghty to achieve his mission. The Open Society Foundation’s president, Chris Stone rebuked this action and said that even the Watergate burglars are better than O’Keefe and his counterpart in the voicemail.
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The Open Society formerly known as the Open Society Institute is a network of partners, foundations, and projects in over 100 countries. The foundation on http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/03/10/billionaire-smackdown-george-soros-funds-effort-to-stop-trump-mobilize-latinos/ commits to the idea of an open society that insists on rights being respected, governments being accountable and the truth for everyone. The society aims at advancing justice, public health, education and independent media.
Due to these efforts, the Society has had enemies, especially with authoritarian governments. An example is Russia, who has said that the activities of two branches of this George Soros charity network –the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Foundations will be burned in the country since they are starting soft aggression in the country.
In its activities, the foundation encompasses a group of regional associations like the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. Its headquarters are in New York. Since 1993 when it was founded the Society has reported $11 billion in expenditures. Its name is inspired by a book by Karl Popper called The Open Society and Its Enemies.
George Soros is well known for his Soros Fund Management firm. The Hungarian-born investor fled the Nazi Occupation in the World War II and fled to England in 1942. After graduating from the London School of Economics, he settled in the United States. In the U.S, he accumulated a lot of wealth through his international investment fund that he founded and managed.
His philanthropic activities started in 1979 when he decided that he already had enough money. He decided to pursue his ambition of establishing open societies to replace authoritarian governments. George Soros began his philanthropic activities by funding scholarships for black students at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Eastern European rebels so that they could study abroad.
Apart from being a philanthropist and an investor George Soros is also a best-selling author. He has a dozen books to his name including the Tragedy of the European Union (2014). Soros regular articles on investment, society, politics, and economics appear in major newspapers and magazines all over the world.