The Influence of Soros: Politics, Power, and the Struggle for an Open Society

Emily Tamkin (Author)

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$28.99  $26.67
Publish Date
July 07, 2020
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Emily Tamkin is a writer and reporter. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, the Economist, the New Republic, Politico, Slate, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She previously covered foreign affairs on staff at Foreign Policy and BuzzFeed News. She studied Russian literature and culture at Columbia University and Russian and East European studies at the University of Oxford. She researched Soviet dissidence in Moscow, Russia; Tbilisi, Georgia; and, on a Fulbright grant, in Bremen, Germany. She lives in Washington, D.C.


"A welcome study of a man whose outsize power in the marketplace and public sphere fascinates."--Kirkus Reviews
"[Tamkin] offers shrewd insights into the mechanisms by which a person can amass vast wealth and use it to effect change on a global scale. This judicious account cuts through the fog of conspiracy surrounding Soros."--Publishers Weekly
"More than just a much needed reality check on all the wild Soros conspiracies out there, this clever and well-written book shows Soros as a sort of Zelig through whom one can view the history of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Nazi occupied Europe to Obama-era US, and across the rise and destruction of many ideologies."--Peter Pomerantsev, author of Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible and This Is Not Propaganda
"The Influence of Soros is a gripping, deeply insightful book. It takes readers behind a thick curtain of confusion and conspiracy theory to shine a light on one of the most fascinating political stories of our time. George Soros, as it turns out, isn't who you think he is. His political project is more profound, and more interesting, than the caricatures portrayed by his many opponents around the world. Emily Tamkin is the perfect tour guide to explore Soros's world.--Christopher Leonard, author of Kochland
"With this elegantly written and engaging book, Emily Tamkin coolly sweeps away a thousand conspiracy theories, while never losing sight of all the paradoxes thrown up when a billionaire seeks to buy his way towards an open society."--Julian Borger, author of The Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt