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Marc Great review. It’s always been Jonathsn Israel’s unique selling proposition, this dichotomy between moderate and radical Enlightenment (I read his biography of Spinoza), and it’s a good thing he makes distinctions, but you’re right: he grosly exaggerates this dichotomy and the consequences of it. I think he is obsessed with offering another approach than the classic political (whig) approach and the social-economic (marxist) approach.


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