Pierre Leroux , born in 1797, was the inventor of the word 'socialism'.(1) Early socialists had three aspirations : "the first is to combat ignorance, the second,to combat poverty, and the third to help one another ." ( 2 ) Was not Raghubeer Sahai's socialism much closer to the vision of the early socialists?
1. Regis Debray,"Socialism:A Life-Cycle", New Left Review 46,July- August 2007
2. cited in ibid
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