Alain De Benoist The Problem Of Democracy Summary

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“The Problem of Democracy” by Alain de Benoist Alain de Benoist is the one of the leading philosopher who was born 11 December, 1943. He was also known as a French academic and a founder of the Nouvelle Droite (New Right). In history, Alain de Benoist is remembered like a critic of neoliberalism and egalitarianism. Neoliberalism is a policy model of economics that contains extensive economic liberalization policies, such as privatization, deregulation, and reductions in government spending. Neoliberalism transfers the control of economic factors from the public sector to the private sector. On the other hand, egalitarianism is about the equality. It is not the accidental that the meaning of the egalitarianism is equalitarianism. In other words, it is a trend of the idea that give the favor of equality for all. Ultimately, we could say that he was against of the ideas of neoliberalism and egalitarianism. Alain de Benoist’s one of the famous books is “The Problem of Democracy”. He wrote this book in 1985. Alain de Benoist had an assumption that how liberal “market democracy” would later become the opponent to what was supposed to be. Author touches very deep and valuable points in this book.…show more content…
The author also have mentioned the history of the democracy from the beginning and has shown its roots from the ancient Greece till today, modern times. It is obvious from the book that, author tried to show the relation between ancient Greece and modern world. Alain de Benoist help to the readers think about problematic certain issues that is between the current and original democracy. The base of popular sovereignty and crisis of it that how plays a role in the life is one of the main ideas of the book. Finally, he sum up the ideas with the hope to forward, and summaries the themes of
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