The Financial Times has named leftwing billionaire George Soros its “Person of the Year” for 2018, praising “the values he represents.”
“He is the standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society,” the Times noted of the 88-year-old. “For more than three decades, Mr Soros has used philanthropy to battle against authoritarianism, racism and intolerance. Through his long commitment to openness, media freedom and human rights, he has attracted the wrath of authoritarian regimes and, increasingly, the national populists who continue to gain ground, particularly in Europe.”
The paper ignored critics who claim Soros sponsors left-wing extremism and undermines national sovereignty.