Meeting George Soros – podcast

Shaun Walker has spent years covering Russia and eastern Europe and watched how the billionaire philanthropist George Soros has become a figure of hate among populists and the far right. Plus: Lea Ypi on the millions of people who do not have a vote in the UK election

George Soros has spent billions of pounds promoting democracy around the world, with a specific interest in Hungary, his country of birth. But he has also become a controversial figure in the UK by funding an explicitly anti-Brexit group.

The Guardian’s central and eastern Europe correspondent, Shaun Walker, recently interviewed Soros at his New York residence and tells Anushka Asthana how he rose to such prominence – and how he deals with his many enemies.

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