Fabian Society

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an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism

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The failed policies associated with Nehru and Fabian Socialism provide a natural segue into the implications for labor law reform of the seminal writings of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, two of the founders of not only Fabian Socialism but also the field of industrial relations (Cole, 1943; Harrison, 2000; Kaufman, 2004).
Orwell wrote his powerful satire to show how Fabian socialism could reform the world until it resembled Stalin's Soviet Union, even if it took 100 years.
It might also be pertinent to add that Henry Bournes Higgins, who was so important to the early development of industrial tribunals, was heavily influenced by the tenets of Fabian Socialism, especially the writings of Sidney and Beatrice Webb; Catholic Social Thought, especially the 1891 Papal Encyclical Rerum Novarum (The Workers' Charter); and American Progressivism.
It rues the fact that we, as a nation, have been a bunch of arrivistes with a predilection for arriving at the high table when the rest are clearing out -- taking to Fabian socialism two decades after it was past its sell- by date, nationalising the " commanding heights" of the economy just before the idea lost its worldwide appeal, and now bristling about consumptiondriven growth when the rest of the world is at least pretending to go green.
Classical political right and left divisions reflect a social and class struggle as well as the stance regarding colonialism and liberation movements, ever since "left-wing" meant Communism, "center left" Socialism or Fabian Socialism (in reference to the less-extreme British Fabians), and 'right-wing' conservative capitalism.
More specific topics include imperial identity on radio and film, British South Africa in the First World War, Fabian Socialism in British Australia, colonial womanhood and settler identity, and loyalty and imperial citizenship at the League of Nations.
The original Blue Books were special supplements dealing with public policy which appeared regularly in the New Statesman in the years following its establishment as a journal of Fabian socialism in 1913.