Daniel De Leon

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Daniel De Leon
BornDecember 14, 1852
DiedMay 11, 1914
New York City, New York, United States
Political orientationSyndicalism
De Leonism
Political partySocialist Labor Party

Daniel De Leon (December 14, 1852 – May 11, 1914) was a Statesian socialist who served as the leader of the Socialist Labor Party from 1891 until his death. He preferred a society governed by trade unions instead of the dictatorship of the proletariat and believed in reformism instead of revolution. He correctly criticized the AFL for being class-collaborationist and called for creating new unions instead of radicalizing existing ones.[1]