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was a political magazine
Magazines, periodicals, glossies or serials are publications, generally published on a regular schedule, containing a variety of articles. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by pre-paid magazine subscriptions, or all three...
launched in 1819 by Henri de Saint-Simon (together with a Augustin Thierry
Augustin Thierry was a French historian.He was born in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, the elder brother of Amédée Simon Dominique Thierry. He had no advantages of birth or fortune, but was distinguished at the Blois Grammar School, and entered the École Normale Supérieure in 1811...
and Auguste Comte
Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte , better known as Auguste Comte , was a French philosopher, a founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism...
). The magazine's aim was to provide a forum for criticism of the French administration, allow a clear understanding of the past, and provide a basis for future policy. It was published only briefly: the first edition appeared in November 1819 and the last in February 1820. The murder in February 1820 of Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry led to accusations that Saint-Simon was guilty of moral collusion in the assassination, because in an article in the journal the duke had been named as someone France would not miss were he to die. Although Saint-Simon was found innocent it marked the end of the journal.