The word where can be seen as a substitution for a longer phrase, thus:Originally Posted by o_cat
- The attacks on ambition are many and come from various angles; its public defenders are few and unimpressive in the instances in which they are not extremely unattractive.
In other words, the author is saying that those (public defenders of ambition) who are not extremely unattractive are few and unimpressive.
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