Alain de Benoist

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Alain de Benoist (; French: [alɛ̃ də bənwa]; born 11 December 1943) – also known as Fabrice Laroche, Robert de Herte, David Barney, and other pen names – is a French journalist and political philosopher, a founding member of the Nouvelle Droite ("New Right"), and the leader of the ethno-nationalist think tank GRECE. Principally influenced by thinkers of the German Conservative Revolution, de Benoist is opposed to Christianity, the rights of man, neoliberalism, representative democracy, egalitarianism; and what he sees as embodying and promoting those values, namely the United States. He theorized the notion of ethnopluralism, a concept which relies on preserving and mutually respecting individual and bordered ethno-cultural regions.His work has been influential with the alt-right movement in the United States, and he presented a lecture on identity at a National Policy Institute conference hosted by Richard B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain de Benoist has received more than 438,962 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Alain de Benoist is the 502nd most popular philosopher (up from 505th in 2019), the 1,514th most popular biography from France (down from 1,492nd in 2019) and the 72nd most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Alain de Benoist ranks 502 out of 1,089Before him are Hasdai Crescas, Carl Stumpf, William of Champeaux, Dhul-Nun al-Misri, Victor Cousin, and Ouyang Xiu. After him are Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Zoilus, Abu Yusuf, Yi Hwang, Ge Hong, and Lev Gumilyov.

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Among people born in 1943, Alain de Benoist ranks 97Before him are Finn E. Kydland, Masafumi Hara, Jacques Laffite, Eric Idle, Hervé Villechaize, and Luis Carlos Galán. After him are Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Arthur Ashe, Otoya Yamaguchi, Thomas J. Sargent, Griselda Blanco, and Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Among people born in France, Alain de Benoist ranks 1,514 out of 5,234Before him are Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715), Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo (1847), Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774), Ernest Meissonier (1815), Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953), and Antoine de Montchrestien (1575). After him are Joscelin I, Count of Edessa (1072), Constance of Arles (974), Jean Chardin (1643), Philibert Commerson (1727), Samy Naceri (1961), and Fabien Barthez (1971).


Among philosophers born in France, Alain de Benoist ranks 72Before him are Berengar of Tours (998), Guillaume Budé (1467), Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Émile Chartier (1868), William of Champeaux (1070), and Victor Cousin (1792). After him are Paul Virilio (1932), Henry Corbin (1903), Louis Couturat (1868), Georges Canguilhem (1904), Amalric of Bena (1150), and Jacques Ellul (1912).