Read, Herbert
June 1952
New Republic;6/23/52, Vol. 126 Issue 25, p17
The article focuses on a French community called Boimondau. the town of Valence. The community was founded in 1940 by a small manufacturer, Marcel Barbu, who had established a factory in Besancon and tried without success to run it on cooperative lines. Having failed as a benevolent capitalist, he closed down his factory and went to Valence, resolved to build from the ground upwards. He went out into the streets to recruit fellow workers, men who were to share his responsibilities from the beginning.


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