1761, Nov 111837, Sep 16
an Italian utopian socialist, writer, agitator, freemason, and conspirator; he was active in Corsica, France, and Geneva. His History of Babeuf’s ‘Conspiracy of Equals' (1828) became a bible for revolutionaries, inspiring such leftists as Blanqui and Marx. He proposed a mutualist strategy that would revolutionize society by stages, starting from monarchy to liberalism, then to radicalism, and finally to communism.
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A mere glance at the Constitution of Year III is enough to show that the foundation of every part of it is the continuation of wealth and poverty… The people have no share in the making of laws and no power to censure them. The constitution binds them and their descendants forever because they are forbidden to change it.
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