The billionaire philanthropist, George Soros has been working towards providing a better life for the people of the world after spending much of his own life seeking out new ways of developing his Open Society Foundations network of charitable groups. The open society has always been a major influence on the work being completed by George Soros after he made his way to the top of the financial industry despite beginning his career with a plan to remain a Wall Street figure for just five short years in the 1950s; despite becoming one of the most successful hedge fund managers on Wall Street in the second half of the 20th-century and maintaining that position into the 21st-century, Soros has always maintained he works to achieve success in a bid to work on behalf of the people of the world trapped in closed societies and who are robbed of their rights.
For George Soros, the quest for a universal truth about life he is leading has led to him joining the continuing move towards creating an open society where each person has the chance to live the life they choose free from intimidation. In an article for The Atlantic, George Soros revealed his belief in an open society led to h8im gaining an understanding of why the universal truth about the most positive way of living a life cannot be identified from within the world we are living. Any universal truth about the political and economic success being achieved is always limited by the belief in any ideology dominating the community in which we live; George Soros has explored the open society ideology and agrees with philosopher Karl Popper that any overriding political ideology has already begun to fail as the belief in a dominant ideology leads to the political landscape shifting towards the society beginning to fail.
The Open Society Foundations reports George Soros has become increasingly concerned about the role being played by the U.S. in global politics and the leadership of the nation in maintaining global security. Soros explains the U.S. is developing a global position similar to that of the U.K. in the years leading up to the First World War; the failure of the British Empire to police itself during the last days of its domination led to a series of conflicts the world’s leading power refused to become involved in during its role as the policeman of the world. In the view of George Soros, the current position of the U.S. in refusing to develop its role as part of the security of the world is leading to the global insecurity that is threatening to be seen in a period of conflict seen throughout the world.