I didn't actually get a chance to finish reading this article, but I plan on picking it up again soon. This "George Soros" character intrigues me a lot (based only on the beginning of this article); I might even try to find and read his book, _On Globalization_. He seems to have a consistent attitude that no society can be perfect (surely too many utopian thinkers fall into this trap), yet should (can/do?) constantly search to improve. These are a very nice sounding pair, especially when attributed to societies.