George Soros Lecture on Open Society, Part 3

George Soros continues his week-long lecture series discussing open societies, the third pillar of his conceptual framework. In this segment he examines American democracy, and whether it can be regarded as a superior form of social organisation. He posits that open society is a desirable form of social organisation provided it gives precedence to the cognitive function over the manipulative function. See below for a transcript of the lecture.