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Fabian Society

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an association of British socialists advocating the establishment of democratic socialism by gradual reforms within the law: founded in 1884

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an organization founded in England in 1884 to spread socialist principles gradually by peaceful means.
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Noun1.Fabian Society - an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
Fabian - a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
First Baron Passfield, Sidney James Webb, Sidney Webb, Webb - English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
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William Clarke, a journalist and Fabian socialist, published his book Walt Whitman (1892) with Swan Sonnenschein, Edward Carpenter's publisher.
In a similar vein, the press in India is starting to wonder if the economic miracle is returning to the more anemic 'Hindu rate of growth' which Das (2006:2) explains, "had nothing to do with Hinduism and everything to do with the Fabian socialist policies of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru".
On occasion Goodison strays into a flat didacticism: "Norman Manley, Fabian socialist // who'd appealed to the conscience of the United / Fruit Company to donate a fraction of one percent / of a year's profits to the welfare of our peasants.
In 1913 Beatrice Webb, the Fabian socialist, sensed a wider women's movement allied with international labour and subject peoples on the brink of a new democracy.
A minority of Commissioners, led by Fabian socialist Beatrice Webb and Lansbury, rejected the traditional Poor Law philosophy that a person's destitution stemmed from their own moral character failing and that deterrence and punishment should be central features of poor relief.
Leave it to the Fabian socialist to begin his playwriting career by spinning a youthful romance into an expose of slumlord operations.
8) In the Fabian socialist future the needs of the social organism would determine an increasing differentiation of labour.
Leonard Woolf, "a dark star," likewise lived longer than the love of his life, Virginia--three decades longer, during which he wrote five volumes of astonishing autobiography, the Pilgrim's Progress of a Jewish outsider at Cambridge early in the century, a disenchanted servant of the British Empire in Ceylon before the First World War, a Fabian Socialist (buddy of the Webbs), a highbrow publisher (of T.
George Bernard Shaw, the great Fabian socialist, made a unconsummated marriage, greatly influenced by the carrot of his wife's pounds 4,000 private income a year.
He had married Kitty Dobbs in 1927, the niece of Beatrice and Sydney Webb of Fabian Socialist fame.
Meant as an insult, it is testimony to the distance between the pale Fabian socialist Wells and the red-blooded communist Lenin.
From this perspective, history does not proceed in strictly linear fashion, as it inherently did for the Fabian Socialist Annie Besant, a contemporary of Wilde, who claimed, in far more commonplace terms, that '[u]nder Socialism men's lives and limbs will be more valuable than machinery; and science will be tasked to substitute the one for the other' (161).