For a given positive integer \( n \) and a real number \( a \), find the maximum constant \( b \) such that
x_1^n + x_2^n + \dots + x_n^n + a x_1 x_2 \dots x_n \geq b (x_1 + x_2 + \dots + x_n)^n
for any non-negative \( x_1, x_2, \dots, x_n \).
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