1. Contents 2. A Note from the Editor 3. Preface by Tomislav Sunic 4. The Ancients and the Moderns 5. A Defence of Democracy 6. Popular Sovereignty and Pluralism 7. The Crisis of Democracy 8. Towards Organic Democracy 9. Postface: Ten Theses on Democracy
Alain de Benoist is the leading thinker of the European 'New Right' movement, a school of political thought founded in France in 1968 with the establishment of GRECE (Research and Study Group for European Civilisation). To this day he remains its primary representative, even while rejecting the label 'New Right' for himself. An ethnopluralist defender of cultural uniqueness and integrity, he has argued for the right of Europeans to retain their identity in the face of multiculturalism, and he has opposed immigration, while still preferring the preservation of native cultures over the forced assimilation of immigrant groups. He has authored dozens of books and essays on topics such as immigration, religion, philosophy and political theory. In 1978, he received the Grand Prix de l'Essai from the Academie Francaise for his book Vu de droite [View from the Right].
"In trying to fit this small book into the tradition of all that has gone before we are reminded of Dr. Johnson's dog: when someone attempts to condense the problems of democracy into such a small package one may not be surprised to find that it has not been done well, but only that it has been done at all. Alain de Benoist has, however, done it very well. Very well, indeed." - The Brussels Journal