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The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means by George Soros

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CHAPTER 2
Autobiography of a Failed Philosopher
I have always been interested in philosophy. From an early age, I wanted to know who I was, the world into which I was born, the meaning of my life, and, even more, when I became aware of it, the prospect of my death. I started reading classical philosophers early in my teens, but the really important period came during the Nazi occupation of Hungary in 1944 and afterwards, when I emigrated to England in 1947.
The year 1944 was the formative experience of my life. I shall not give a detailed account of it because my father has done it better than I could.8 Imagine a child of fourteen, coming from a middle-class background, suddenly confronted with the prospect of being deported and killed just ...

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