Alberto Torres

Alberto Torres (Itaboraí, 1885 - Rio De Janeiro State, 1917) was a politician and a Brazilian social thinker who was concerned about national unity and the organization of the societ of Brazil.

In his work, he opposed the ideas of socialism and individualism as incompatible to the Brazilian reality and believed them to be responsible for the disintegation of dociety. He believed that objectively understanding Brazilian society is necessary to know its needs and to present pragmatic changes to it.

To do so, a strong state must lead changes.

His ideas were very much in use during Brazilian Revolution of 1930 and the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état. Provided by Wikipedia
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