Financial Times announces George Soros as its 'person of the year'

Financial Times announces George Soros as its ‘person of the year’

The Financial Times has officially named their Person of the Year for 2018 -George Soros – The FT called the liberal activist and billionaire  a “standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society.”

“The Financial Times’s choice of Person of the Year is usually a reflection of their achievements,” the editorial board of the London-based newspaper wrote of its choice. “In the case of Mr. Soros this year, his selection is also about the values he represents.”

The Financial Times goes on to say that George Soros’s ideas are “under siege from all sides” including from “Vladimir Putin’s Russia to Donald Trump’s America” while attracting “the wrath of authoritarian regimes.”

“For more than three decades, Mr. Soros has used philanthropy to battle against authoritarianism, racism and intolerance,” the editorial continues. “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 claims the criticism means he “must be doing something right.”

“I’m blamed for everything, including being the anti-Christ,” Soros, 88, told the Financial Times. “I wish I didn’t have so many enemies, but I take it as an indication that I must be doing something right.”

Susan Fowler, a software engineer formerly at Uber, was named FT’s “Person of the Year” in 2017 for exposing sexual harassment she experienced while at the company.


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