Democracy is now in crisis. Even the US, the world’s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president. Although Trump has toned down his rhetoric since he was elected, he has changed neither his behavior nor his advisers. His cabinet comprises incompetent extremists and retired generals. What lies ahead? I am confident that democracy will prove resilient in the US. Its Constitution and institutions, including the fourth estate, are strong enough to resist the excesses of the executive branch, thus preventing a would-be dictator from becoming an actual one. But the US will be preoccupied with internal struggles in the near future, and targeted minorities will suffer. The US will be unable to protect and promote democracy in the rest of the world. On the contrary, Trump will have greater affinity with dictators. That will allow some of them to reach an accommodation with the US, and others to carry on without interference. Trump will prefer making deals to defending principles. Unfortunately, that will be popular with his core constituency. I am particularly worried about the fate of the EU, which is in danger of coming under the influence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose concept of government is irreconcilable with that of open society. Putin is not a passive beneficiary of recent developments; he worked hard to bring them about. He recognized his regime’s weakness: it can exploit natural resources but cannot generate economic growth. He felt threatened by “color revolutions” in Georgia, Ukraine, and elsewhere. At first, he tried to control social media. Then, in a brilliant move, he exploited social media companies’ business model to spread misinformation and fake news, disorienting electorates and destabilizing democracies. That is how he helped Trump get elected. Holy crap George Soros has just annouced to the world that he is triggered that his plot to destory the western world is coming to an end. He's simply calling President Trump and President Putin dictators because Trump and Putin care about their nations, and are both throwing the Globalism that Soros loves so much under the bus. Funny how George Soros won't write how he's a former NAZI who worked with the NAZI'S in World War Two, to sell out multiple Jews and their assets for his own safety in his triggered rant. This is one of the strangest writings from George Soros himself, and it sounds like he writing because he might understand his time is up...So either he's dying or he understands punishment is coming to him. George Soros is the man who has used the last two years of crisis in America and Europe like the Black Lives Matter protest and the European refugee crisis to divide America and Europe. Something is up with this writing from George Soros, so question is...Does George Soros think his time is up?