Grace & Steel Ep. 81 05/24/17

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TOPIC: The Face of Evil. We examine the life, methods and legacy of of everybody’s favorite real life super-villain, George Soros; what makes him tick, and what makes him bad.

Here are some links to stories and items mentioned in the podcast

The cover art is the photo that accompanies the Wikipedia article “Soros Fund Management”

Infogalactic: George Soros Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy by Anna Porter

CEU Board of Trustees

Infogalactic: Anna Porter The Patriot Game: National Dreams and Political Realities by Peter Brimelow, Key Porter Books, 1986

Infogalactic: Michael Ignatieff

NOTE: James Barros was a University of Toronto professor of political science and author of several books, mostly about the United Nations. In 1986 he published No Sense of Evil: Espionage: The Case of Herbert Norman in which he detailed the accusations against Pearson.
Kevin Michael Grace Tweet, Jul. 2, 2016: “James Barros to me, re protection of Herbert Norman: “The footsteps lead right back to #LesterPearson’s dacha”, May 4, 2012: Soviet Espionage: FBI File on Lester (Mike) Pearson

Infogalactic: E. Herbert Norman

Infogalactic: Chaviva Hošek

Infogalactic: Karl Popper

The Economist, Jan. 31, 2016: From the archives: the open society and its enemies revisited

Forward, Nov. 14, 2016: George Soros Meets With Liberals To Plot Battle Against Donald Trump

Breitbart, Aug. 16, 2016: Hacked Soros Memo: $650,000 to Black Lives Matter

Politico, Jul. 27, 2016: George Soros rises again–The billionaire, who had dialed back his giving, has committed more than $25 million to supporting Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes.

Infogalactic: Howard Buffet

Infogalactic: Stephen Lewis

Harm Reduction International Twitter

Harm Reduction 2017 hashtag #HR17

Niamh Eastwood Tweet, May 17, 2017: “#hr17 Stephen Lewis: #drugpolicy is a racist policy – we need to continually say that & say it loud”

Harm Reduction International, Sep. 30, 2011: International Coalition Applauds Supreme Court of Canada Decision to keep INSITE open

Open Society Foundations: Harm Reduction

Infogalactic: Maurice Strong

CBC, Dec. 20, 2013: Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s prostitution laws

Globe and Mail, Sep. 17, 2010: Billionaire Soros threatening to sue Sun Media

Toronto Life, Sep. 17, 2010: George Soros threatens to sue Sun Media after Nazi comment Thomas Szasz on Sigmund Freud as Jewish Avenger (against Christianity)

Richard Miniter in Forbes, Sep. 9, 2011: Are George Soros’ Billions Compromising U.S. Foreign Policy?

Bryan MacDonald in Russia Today, Apr. 8, 2011: George Soros and Viktor Orbán go to war in Budapest

Mária Schmidt in Gates of Vienna, May 6, 2017: The Gravedigger of the Left

Akinokure in Face to Face blog, May 16, 2017: Trump movement needs institutional analysis, not focus on individuals

CEU: Programs and Courses

The Independent, Feb. 16, 2016: Refugee crisis: Eastern Europe opposes Angela Merkel’s policy on asylum seekers

NOTE: This is an example of the kind of article in American news outlets that tries to make the CEU issue into being all about “free speech”. Entirely bogus.
Valerie Strauss in the Washington Mockingbird, Apr. 24, 2016: Why Americans should care that Hungary is trying to shut down a leading university

Anna Porter in Maclean’s, Oct. 26, 2016: Hungary: A new threat to the EU

Michael Ignatieff in the National Post, May 4, 2017: Michael Ignatieff: Why I’m fighting the Hungarian government’s repressive new law

CNBC, Nov. 30, 2015: Russia bans George Soros charity as ‘security threat’

Daily Caller, May 18, 2017: George Soros Still Quietly Buying District Attorneys’ Seats

Infogalactic: Chrystia Freeland

Ottawa Citizen, Mar. 7, 2017: Freeland knew her grandfather was editor of Nazi newspaper

iPolitics, Apr. 10, 2017: Freeland raised Hungary university attack in meeting with counterpart

CNBC, May 18, 2017: George Soros has added to his losing bets against the stock market

Discover the Networks: George Soros

Russia Today, Feb. 13, 2016: George Soros: A psychopath’s psychopath

Infogalactic: Thomas D’Arcy McGee

Reddit, r/The Donald (six months ago): Soros’ son (Alex Soros) at a Spirit Cooking event

Google image search: George Soros, Tamiko Bolton

The Blaze, Jan. 26, 2014: What Do You Suppose John McCain and George Soros Talked About Between Handshakes and Smiles?

Intellihub, Dec. 25, 2016: More “fake news” photos “from Aleppo” proven false, poorly executed propaganda

Telegraph, Aug. 18, 2016: This picture of a wounded Syrian boy captures just a fragment of the horrors of Aleppo

Moon of Alabama, Aug. 18, 2016: The “Wounded Boy In Orange Seat” – Another Staged “White Helmets” Stunt

Institutional Investor, Feb. 27, 2006: How Harvard lost Russia

CNN Money, Mar. 25, 2003: Iraq rebuilding contracts awarded

Infogalactic: Marshall Plan

Infogalactic: Józef Pilsudski

QUOTE: “In the year before his death, O’Blivion recorded tens of thousands of videos, which now form the basis of his television appearances.”
Infogalactic: Videodrome

New York Times, May 10, 2017: Green Party Is Poised to Shift Power Balance in British Columbia

QUOTE: “Macedonia’s former autocratic prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, has called for a “de-Sorosization” of society, labeling opponents ‘Soros-oids'”
New York Times, Mar. 1, 2017: After Trump Win, Anti-Soros Forces Are Emboldened in Eastern Europe

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