Any journalist who has studied [George] Soros with sufficient attentiveness has learned to greet his public utterances with skepticism. Soros evinces, at times, what can only be called a professional pride in his skill at deception. His work affords him ample opportunity to hone this skill. Soros’s Open Society foundations have facilitated coups and rebellions in many countries, always ostensibly in the interests of “democratization.” In a 1995 profile in The New Yorker, Soros told journalist Connie Bruck that the “subversive” mission of his Open Society network has required him to wear a variety of masks through the years. In some countries, Soros would adopt a pro-communist pose while in others he would play the anti-communist. Only Soros himself knew where he really stood – and perhaps not even Soros. “I would say one thing in one country, and another thing in another country,” he laughed.
The November 2003 uprising that toppled Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze is a case in point. While visiting Ukraine, Soros categorically denied press reports linking him to the coup. He told reporters in Kiev on March 31, 2004, “Everything in Georgia was done by its people, not by me. I had nothing to do with it.” However, in July The Los Angeles Times quoted Soros thus: “I’m delighted by what happened in Georgia, and I take great pride in having contributed to it.” Which version is to be believed? In many ways, the Shadow Party reflects the personality of its creator, an institutional manifestation of its author’s fascination with smoke and mirrors. Secrecy, misdirection and disinformation are its stock-in-trade. A fog of deception cloaks its operations at every level.
If you have a favorite Horowitz quote you want to highlight for others then please submit it here. Please include:
- “Horowitz Quote of the Day” in subject line.
- A link to where the quote is from. (No need to include this if it’s from a book.)
- Any remarks you’d like published explaining what value you take from it.
- Your preferred name and a link to your blog or homepage (if you have one.)