Jews and the French Saint-Simon’s Movement

French Saint-Simon’s Movement

“Jews were even more prominently involved in the Saint-Simonistmovement. Among Saint-Simon’s closest disciples were Olinde Rodgrigues who was the real founder of the movement, the Pereire brothers, Leon Halevy, Leon Simon, Sareles and Oustave d’Eichtal. Alexandra Weill was active as a Fourierist in spite of the anti-Jewish character of this movement, whilst Aniantle Levy was one of the pioneers of the French labor movement.”

— Philip Mendes, THE NEW LEFT, THE JEWS AND THE VIETNAM WAR, 1965-1972, Lazare Press, North Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, p 9, from information obtained via Lichtheim, George. “Socialism and the Jews” in Dissent,” 15(1968), pp318 & 336; Talmon, J.L. Political Messianism. The Romantic Phase. Secker & Warburg. London. 1960, pp77-81;Wasserstein, Bernard and Malino, Frances. The Jews in Modern France. Brandeis University Press. Hanover and London. 1985,p83.