chapter  V
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The Life and Work of Saint-Simon

But almost at the very moment that Sismondi was elaborating his doctrine, a great system was founded which had a success without equal in the history of the century and which responded to this desideratum. It was the system of Saint-Simon. Its author is so misunderstood and, besides, has so original a character that it warrants our pausing. Before studying the doctrine let us look at the man.