George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire who has raged in European and American politics for decades, is angry. And he's desperately looking for someone to blame. According to Soros, liberal democracy has failed throughout the Western world. This is because, apparently, what he calls the " open society " is in crisis. Now, you may be right on this point, but blaming Angela Merkel seems a bit bizarre; especially when there are rumors that she is - inadvertently - in league with Putin. However, it is precisely to the German chancellor that Soros blames much of the blame for the fact that the electorate has lost all faith in modern democracy.