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"This remarkable book is more than a work of penetrating cultural criticism although it makes an original contribution on that score. It is first and foremost a diagnosis of the spiritual and political condition that Beneton calls 'late modernity.' With grace and discernment, Beneton draws out the consequences of the contemporary rejection of a 'substantial' view of human freedom, one informed by a humanizing sense of obligation and of the moral limits that inform true individuality. But Beneton never despairs of democracy. He appreciates that we are not preordained to be 'last men' incapable of loving what ought to be loved or looking up to what is truly admirable."
"Like Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism and Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind, Philippe Beneton's Equality by Default…is an intellectually challenging assessment of Western cultural decline that could become a best seller were it to receive due attention."
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