Cosmetic Surgery : The democratization of Beauty

Cosmetic surgery is a kind of democratic solution to an undemocratic problem: the uneven distribution of beauty. “Envy is the basis of democracy,” as Bertrand Russell observed, but since beauty is a valuable commodity that is unfairly distributed (what political theorists call “the injustice of the given”) it can prompt extremes of envy about its undemocratic effects… more >>>

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