Quelques aspects de la postérité politique du fouriérisme dans le Jura (fin du XIXe-début du XXe siècle)
A few aspects of the Political Posterity of Fourierism in Jura (end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th Century)
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Concerning the Jura, rather than the presence of a Fourierist tradition at the turn of the XXth Century, one should speak of a persisting memory, of references, of some diffuse influence through emergent farmers’ unionism, or the cooperatives producing wine and cheese. Two congressmen from Jura kept the flame alive. Victor Poupin (1838-1906), who was close to the Ligue de l’enseignement (The Education League) and to Wladimir Gagneur, published in La Démocratie jurassienne possibly the last text written by Considerant, entitled « Le problème social » (“The Social Problem”). Georges Trouillot (1851-1916), who presented in 1901 before the French Parliament the law pertaining to associations, presided the association for the erection of a statue of Considerant in Salins. Favoring both a secular state, they possibly saw in this reference made to Considerant a moral and social dimension which was needed in building a secular Republic.