Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, open societies were triumphant and international cooperation became the dominant creed. Thirty years later, however, nationalism has turned out to be much more powerful and disruptive than...
George SorosThirty years later, nationalism has turned out to be much more powerful and disruptive than internationalism. But I am committed to my convictions and to the goals pursued by open societies.
The philanthropist who has spent billions promoting democracy talks populism, Trump and powerful enemies
George SorosOpen society must be tested in order for it to survive. While democracy and human rights may have enemies, the people are standing up for their rights and refusing to be cowed by authoritarianism.
Repeated violent conflicts between protestors and law enforcement officers in Paris have shown just how brutal, restrictive, and censorious French policing has become. It’s time for French policymakers to strike a better balance between liberty and...
George SorosContinued militarization of police forces is normalizing authoritarianism and diminishing civil liberties in France.
A generation has passed since the war in Bosnia showed the world how violent nationalism could tear apart the fabric of society. In this time of upheaval across Europe, the lessons of Sarajevo must not be forgotten.
The war on drugs is really a war on people. It’s time that we stopped the needless and unjust destruction by changing how we think—and talk—about people who use drugs.
George SorosProhibition of drugs doesn’t work. Stopping drugs from entering the country isn’t possible. Incarcerating people who use drugs is useless and unjust. We should focus on a public health approach to keep people who use drugs safe and reduce overdoses.
What voters said in last month's European Parliament election is that they want to preserve the values on which the European Union was founded. But can Europe's leaders carry out the radical institutional reforms that voters also want?
The first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognize the magnitude of the threat they present. The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilize it to defend the values on which the...
In an age of populist nationalism, open societies have increasingly come under strain. But the threat of atavistic ideological movements pales in comparison to that posed by powerful new technologies in the hands of authoritarians.
For a decade, Open Society’s Global Drug Policy Program has supported reformers all over the world as they try to reverse the failed, destructive “war on drugs.” Here’s a look at what’s been accomplished and the challenges advocates will face in the...
George SorosOpposition to the destructive and counterproductive "War on Drugs" has made great strides.