Daniel de Leon

AZL flag holder TransparentDaniel De Leon (December 14, 1852 – May 11, 1914) was a Jewish socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer. Daniel De Leon was born December 14, 1852 in Curaçao, the son of Salomon de Leon, a surgeon in the Royal Netherlands Army and colonial official and Sarah Jesurun De Leon. Salomon De Leon died on January 18, 1865, when Daniel was twelve and was the first to be buried in the new Jewish cemetery. Daniel de Leon is regarded as the forefather of the idea of revolutionary industrial unionism, industrial representative democracy in which the TU leaders represent the regime and not the worker.

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