chapter  4
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Fourteen The Religion of the Engineers: Enfantin and the Saint- Simonians

Less than a month after Saint-Simon’s death his friends and disciples constituted themselves into a formal association in order to realise the project of another journal which he had already discussed with them. Producteur, which appeared in six volumes in 1825 and 1826, was edited by the group under the leadership of Olinde Rodrigues, with the collaboration of Auguste Comte and some others who were not strictly members. Soon another young engineer, who had seen Saint-Simon only once when Rodrigues introduced him, was to become the outstanding fi gure of the group and the editor of its journal.