To what is the modern cult of beauty due? Why is it not exclusively a function (in the mathematical sense) of wealth? Explain your opinion with examples.
I can not understand first two sentences above. What is the meaning of the first sentence? Does it mean that what the modern cult of beauty really is? In my opinion, the word due here means exactly, is that right?
As for the second sentence, I think it means the modern cult of beauty is not only produced by wealth. Is my understanding right?