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The Economist Book of Isms by John Andrews

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Fabianism The doctrine of the Fabian Society, founded in London in 1884 with the goal of achieving socialism through evolutionary steps. Its aim, in its own words, was “the reconstruction of Society in accordance with the highest moral principles”, but only gradually rather than through the revolution advocated by Marxism. The name is an allusion to the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus, whose nickname was Cunctator – the delayer. Fabianism, whose early luminaries included Sidney and Beatrice Webb (1859–1947 and 1858–1943) and George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), was extremely influential in the British Labour Party, which sprang from the efforts of the early Fabians. It also influenced several leaders of the 20th-century independence movements ...

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