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  Fabian Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The society was founded on January 4, 1884 in London as an offshoot of a society founded in 1883 called The Fellowship of the New Life.
Fabian socialists were critical of free trade and embraced protectionism in the interests of protecting the realm from foreign competition.
The Scottish Young Fabians are the Scottish wing of the Fabian Society under-31s.
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 Australian Fabian Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Australian Fabian Society was established in 1947.
Inspired by the Fabian Society in the United Kingdom, it is dedicated to Fabianism, the focus on the advancement of socialist ideas through gradual influence and patiently insinuating socialist ideology into intellectual circles and groups with power.
The Australian Fabian Society has had a significant influence on public policy development in Australia since the Second World War, with many of its members having held the highest levels of political power and influence in the land.
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The British counterpart of the German Marxian revisionists and heavily influenced by the English Historical school, the upper-middle-class intellectual group - the "Fabian Society" - emerged in 1884 as a strand of latter-day utopian socialism.
At the core of the Fabian Society were the Webbs - Sidney J. Webb and his wife, Beatrice Potter Webb (married 1892).
Political scientist and one of the Fabian Society's "inner circle", one of the contributors to the 1889 Fabian Essays, although he later became disenchanted and resigned.
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 Socialism: Theory and Practice - Fabianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They found this ideology in the Fabian Society, formed on October 24, 1883, by Edith Nesbit and Hubert Bland, who created a socialist debate group with Edward Pease, though the actual name for the society was suggested the next year by a new member, Frank Podmore.
The Fabians (as members of the society came to be called) stressed that social democracy would come not through revolution and violence as Marx theorized but rather from slow and steady democratic movement.
It therefore aims at the establishment of a society in which equality of opportunity will be assured, and the economic power and privileges of individuals and classes abolished through the collective ownership and democratic control of the economic resources of the community.
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For the Fabians all progress must be by slow, gradual struggle, reform-by-reform, within the law and over a lengthy period of time.
Fabianism therefore tends towards the rule of the bureaucrats, or that section of the educated middle class.
The concept of class struggle and of revolution is alien to the rose-tinted reformists of the British left characterised by the Fabian Society and the Labour Party.
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 Shaw, ed., Fabian Essays in Socialism, Front Matter: Library of Economics and Liberty
In 1884 The Fabian Society was founded in England with the aim of bringing about a socialist society by means of intellectual debate, the publication of books and pamphlets, and the "permeation" of socialist ideas into the universities, the press, government institutions, and political parties.
Whereas the Fabian Society wanted to turn socialism from a minority intellectual and political movement into a mainstream movement, the Liberty and Property Defense League was trying to prevent the slow degeneration of classical liberalism into a new form of liberalism which supported increasing amounts of government intervention in the economy.
Historically one might argue that the Fabian Society "won" the intellectual and political war against the individualists and free marketeers as classical liberalism was largely a spent force by 1914.
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 The Fabian society
Founded in 1884, the Fabian Society was an intellectual movement concerned with the research, discussion, and publication of socialist ideas.
The Fabians believed that social reform could be achieved by a new political approach of gradual and patient argument, 'permeating' their ideas into the circles of those with power: 'the inevitability of gradualism' was an early slogan.
As Sidney Webb wrote to the Fabian Edward Pease in 1886, 'Nothing is done in England without the consent of a small intellectual yet political class in London, not 2000 in number.
www.lse.ac.uk /lsehistory/fabian.htm   (300 words)

 George Bernard Shaw and the Fabian Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Fabian Society later went on to serve as an instrument in the founding of the London School of economics and the Labor Party.
Middle-class Fabians were more directly involved with politics and political gains, rather than with Marx’s idealistic revolutionary ideology, through contacts not only with the “International Labor Party”, but also with trade unions, cooperative movements and the entire British political apparatus as a whole.
While his ideas as part of the Fabian Society platform, were not seen implemented, the school served as a basis for such long lasting establishments as the London School of economics and the British Labor Party, which in a far- fetched way fulfills his dreams- to educate the people.
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 Fabian Society
In 1890 Edward Pease was appointed as Secretary of the Society.
On 27th February 1900, Edward Pease represented the Fabian Society at the meeting of socialist and trade union groups at the Memorial Hall in Farringdon Street, London.
At the second meeting of the Fabian Society on 25th January, 1884, reports were presented on a lecture by Henry George and a Conference of the Democratic Federation (later the Social Democratic Federation); the rules were adopted, and Mr.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Pfabian.htm   (2476 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Fabian Society
The Fabian Society has played a central role for more than a century in the development of political ideas and public policy on the left of centre.
Analysing the key challenges facing the UK and the rest of the industrialised world in a changing society and global economy, the society's programme aims to explore the political ideas and the policy reforms that will define progressive politics in the new century.
The Fabian Society was founded in 1884 as a socialist society committed to gradual rather than revolutionary social reform.
politics.guardian.co.uk /thinktanks/page/0,10538,536201,00.html   (675 words)

 Fabian Society Founded
Founders Frank Podmore and Edward Pease envisioned a society opposed to the revolutionary theory of Marxism, holding instead that social reforms and Socialistic public policy can be instituted through "permeation": that is, through Socialist public policy writing and election of Fabian-supported Members of Parliament — in effect, using the system to change the system.
Some of the better-known Fabians include atheist-turned Theosophist Annie Besant, the virulently anti-Christian dramatist George Bernard Shaw, the Atheist and novelist H.G. Wells, the Rationalist and statesman Harry Snell, and the Agnostic poet who died before his time, Rupert Brooke.
Fabian public speakers such as Harry Snell, Ramsay MacDonald, Graham Wallas, Catherine Glasier and Bruce Glasier traveled around England giving lecturers on subjects such as "Socialism," "Trade Unionism," "Co-operation" and "Economic History." Eventually, the Fabians helped to create (1900) the unified Labour Representation Committee, which became the Labour Party.
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 The Project Gutenberg eBook of The History Of The Fabian Society, by Edward R. Pease.
Sydney Olivier, before he joined the Fabian Society, was one of the managing group, and amongst others concerned in it were the Rev. C.L. Marson and the Rev. W.E. Moll.
What the Fabian Society did was to point out that Socialism did not necessarily mean the control of all industry by a centralised State; that to introduce Socialism did not necessarily require a revolution because much of it could be brought about piecemeal by the votes of the local electors.
The Fabian Society held no meeting between July 19th and September 20th, and there is nothing in the minutes or the Annual Report to show that the Society as such took any part in the historic conflict.
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 The Nineteenth Century Occult Revival
One of the early pioneers of Spiritualist inquiry was the Ghost Society at the University of Cambridge, England.
As of 1886, the Fabian executive committee was comprised of Pease, Podmore, Besant, Shaw and Webb.
The progenitor of the Society for Psychical Research and the Fabian Society was the Cambridge University Ghost Society, founded in 1851.
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 FINAL WARNING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On November 7, 1883, this group met to discuss the establishment of an organization "whose ultimate aim shall be the reconstruction of Society in accordance with the highest moral possibilities." However, they split into two factions, and on January 4, 1884, one of the factions established a group known as the Fabian Society.
Fabian leaders were drawn to Herbert George Wells(1866-1946), and his ideas of the "New Republic" which he described as "a sort of outspoken Secret Society...
The Fabians were working towards a new world, by indoctrinating young scholars who would eventually rise to power in various policy-making positions throughout the world; by infiltrating educational institutions, government agencies, and political parties.
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 Fabian Society articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fabian Society FABIAN SOCIETY [Fabian Society] British socialist society.
He joined (1886) the Fabian Society and was the author of one of the Fabian Essays.
Olivier was one of the first members of the Fabian Society, contributing to the famous Fabian Essays (1889).
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 Liberty Australia:The Fabian Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fabians seek to change society and government to their Socialist ideals by delaying their goals and using the stealth of "gradualism" just as General Fabius did against Hannibal.
The Fabian Coat of Arms was originally the WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING, that may have been a tad too telling as it has now been replaced with the TORTOISE which portrays slow and steady, the motto of their tortoise is "When I strike, I strike hard".
The Fabian Society is a KEY COMPONENT of the global mechanism that is transferring control and ownership of Australia to the forces of GLOBALISATION.
www.alphalink.com.au /~noelmcd/wolves.htm   (357 words)

 Recovering Our Roots: Mutualism, Mutuals and the ALP - by Dr Race Mathews
Friendly societies were initially a response to the need for funeral benefits, and, later, for unemployment benefits, sickness benefits and medical and hospital care.
As a spokesman for the society has stated recently, "The additional cost burden this implies, as well as the many hours of additional paper work involved, makes it difficult for small societies to even survive, let alone flourish".
These societies now require, as a condition of admission, an undertaking from new members that any windfall gains to which they may become entitled consequent on a demutualisation will be paid to an agreed charity.
www.takver.com /history/mutual2.htm   (2545 words)

 The Clapham Sect & The Socialists
The formation of the Fabians, the Christian Socialists and Christian Social Union was the avenue by which socialist doctrine would flood the Anglican Church.
The founding of the Fabian Society is attributed to "Thomas Davidson, a Scottish philosopher, and its early members included George Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb, Annie Besant, Edward Pease, and Graham Wallas.
However in 1889, Annie Besant was converted to the cult of Theosophy by Madame Blavatsky, whom she succeeded in 1891 as president of the Theosophical Society.
www.seekgod.ca /socialists.htm   (2812 words)

 AllRefer.com - Fabian Society (British And Irish History) - Encyclopedia
An outgrowth of the Fellowship of the New Life (founded 1883 under the influence of Thomas Davidson), the society was developed the following year by Frank Podmore and Edward Pease.
The Fabians were opposed to the revolutionary theory of Marxism, holding that social reforms and socialistic "permeation" of existing political institutions would bring about the natural development of socialism.
The Labour party adopted their main tenets, and the Fabian Society remains as an affiliated research and publicity agency.
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 Fabian Society - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fabian Society, British socialist educational organization that advocates social change through democratic reform.
Blair, Tony, Lecture to the Fabian Society, London (quotations)
Bellingshausen, Fabian Gottlieb von (1778-1852), Russian explorer and naval officer, born on the island of Ösel (now Saaremaa), Estonia....
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 Council for National Policy Part 2
The LSE was founded in 1894 and financed by the British Fabian Society as a long-term investment to educate and train an elite workforce to carry out the schemes of socialist reform, the London School of Economics is now one of the largest schools of the University of London and has an international reputation.
The Synthetic Society was devoted, not to mere discussion of religious and philosophical questions, but to "contribute towards a working philosophy of religious belief." Myers read two papers to this society, which Gauld surmises "were based upon communications from the departed spirits with whom he was now convinced that he was in genuine contact." 84.
The secret societies they founded were intimately interlocked with and, in some cases, had direct influence on the power elites who laid the groundwork for the federation, expansion and consolidation of the British Empire and, by extension, a one world government.
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 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Fabian Society.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
“The Fabian Society aims at the reorganisation of society by the emancipation of land and industrial capital from individual and class ownership; and the yesting of them in the community for the general benefit.”—H.
The name of the society is derived from Quintus Fabius, the Roman general, who won his way against Hannibal by wariness, not by violence, by caution, not by defiance.
“Fabian tactics lie in stealing inches, not in grasping leagues.”—Liberty Review, May 19th, 1894, p.
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 The Fabian Philosophy of the American Civil Liberties Union [Free Republic]
Like their namesake, today’s Fabians seek to avoid an open confrontation with the forces of freedom and, subsequently, tend to shield their true agenda from the light of day.
The Fabians sought to overthrow our system by changing the meaning of our stated legal concepts, and to codify those changes with cases brought by Fabian lawyers before Fabian Judges.
English intellectual Harold Laski, a Fabian disciple of the Webbs, founded the ACLU along with his American Fabian influenced associates Felix Frankfurter, Norman Thomas and John Dewey.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b4c97017668.htm   (740 words)

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