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Equality by Default: An Essay on Modernity as Confinement

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For most of our contemporaries, to speak of modernity is to think immediately of liberty, equality, and democracy -- and to assume that all is well. But things are not so simple. For while the culture of modernity has spread gradually throughout the West for roughly two hundred years, it accelerated in the 1960s in such a way as to undergo a subtle transformation. Hence th ...more
Paperback, 217 pages
Published July 14th 2004 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute (first published July 2004)
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Kevin Pace
Anyone wanting to get a better understanding of society's ailments needs to read this book. The title itself is enticing for a philosophy book, but it does not entirely reveal the scope of the topic covered. Having read the book, I can say that the best thing that anyone who wants to read this book can do before reading is simply ask, "What is wrong with Western society?" and then to ask what the source of those problems really is.

Phillipe Beneton has done something remarkable with this book; he
Very interesting critique of modernity which is influenced by a philosophy which rejects human nature and the good of man as contained in both liberal progressivism and extreme libertarianism. The author discusses the contradictory consequences of rejecting the good of man and of the philosophy he refers to as equality by default.
A scintillating, eye-opening read. Highly recommended for anyone living in the 21st century.
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