Louis Blanc Biography

Philosopher (1811–1882)
Louis Blanc was a utopian socialist thinker noted for his theory of worker-controlled "social workshops."


Louis Blanc believed that the capitalism stunted the human personality, pitting one man against another and driving the weaker down. He became a member of the provisional government of the Second Republic in France and undertook “to guarantee the livelihood of the workers by work” and “to guarantee work for every citizen,” but he was forced to flee France after a failed worker revolted in 1848.

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