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The Philanthropy of George Soros: Building Open Societies by George Soros, Chuck Sudetic

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CHAPTER 10
The New Orleans Challenge
The people of the United States of America comprise the largest, most complex open society humanity has ever known. Despite many flaws both glaring and hidden, American society has long been a beacon of freedom and opportunity for people around the globe. The country’s constitution has withstood the shame of slavery, a civil war, widespread racism and racial segregation, the integration of huge influxes of immigrants, societal upheavals brought on by the industrial revolution and urbanization, and unrest fueled by traumas sustained during economic downturns and foreign wars. In the United States today, vast numbers of people with wildly diverse opinions partake in political, economic, and cultural life. ...

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