Amitai Etzioni served as a Senior Advisorto the Carter White House, taught at Columbia University, Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, and is a University Professor at The George Washington University.
A study by Richard Posner ranked him among the top 100 American intellectuals.
He is the author of numerous op-eds and his voice is frequently heard in the media. He is the author of several books, including The Active Society, The Moral Dimension, The New Golden Rule, My Brother’s Keeper, and Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy. His latest book, New Common Ground, was published by Potomac Books in 2009.
Link to George Soros
At the July 12-14, 1996 First Communitarian Summit in Geneva. Etzioni said, "I am very close to George Soros, we have been friends for 25 years."
Etzioni said that Soros was very supportive of his efforts and he insisted that Soros's support was not strictly monetary.
"If one looks at the curriculum for the Political Science Department of the CEU in Budapest, one finds a course given by Department head Janos Kic, a leading communist-era figure in Hungary's 'democracy movement" and an important individual at the CEU. The course is described thus:
"Theoretical models: utilitarianism, contractarianism, hermeneutics, substantive conceptions: liberalism, communitarianism, civic republicanism."
The section of the prospectus on Political Science begins with a photograph of Professor Charles Taylor of McGill University in Canada, constantly cited by the "communitarians" in their literature as being one of their leading philosophers. Similarly, a key Soros colleague, Lord Ralf Dahrendorf of St. Antony' s College, Oxford, is a regular contributor to the Communitarian house journal, The Responsive Community..."