George Soros Is Financial Times’ Person Of The Year As Symbol Of ‘Liberal Democracy’

Milliardär George Soros, Deutschland, Berlin, Eröffnung des Europäischen Roma Instituts für Kunst und Kultur (ERIAC) durch StM/AA Roth, 08.06.2017 (Photo by Popow/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
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The Financial Times has named philanthropist George Soros person of the year for being “a standard bearer for liberal democracy.”

“For more than three decades, Mr Soros has used philanthropy to battle against authoritarianism, racism and intolerance,” the paper wrote. “Through his long commitment to openness, media freedom and human rights, he has attracted the wrath of authoritarian regimes and, increasingly, the national populists who continue to gain ground, particularly in Europe.”

Soros has been the subject of hatred and antisemitism from all corners this year, including from President Donald Trump, who has falsely accused the billionaire of everything from paying for sexual assault survivors to confront Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to funding the migrant caravan.

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