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The Age of Fallibility - The Consequence of the War on Terror

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 October, 2007, 12:00am

The Age of Fallibility - The Consequence of the War on Terror

George Soros

Public Affairs, HK$120

The billionaire financier and philanthropist lays out how he plans to save the world in The Age of Fallibility - The Consequences of the War on Terror. 'In financial markets, I take positions to win,' George Soros writes. 'In the social sphere, I take positions because I believe in them whether I succeed or not.' He doesn't claim to have all the answers, but reckons 'the common interests of humanity badly need looking after and it is better to do it imperfectly than not to try at all'. In his well-argued and provocative The Age of Fallibility, Soros explains that fallibility is to accept that nobody is in possession of the absolute truth, so individuals within societies must question not so much what they believe but how and why they have come to believe what they do. The American tycoon wants to understand why we elect governments that blatantly restrict fundamental liberties and his particular nemesis is George W. Bush's administration. The first part of the book is an optional discussion of the philosophy behind his thinking as a financier and humanist. The second is about issues that must be confronted for the sake of the future.

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