Bernstein's views undoubtedly were related to his practical and biographical proximity to English reformism and Fabianism
Then a more radical group of thinkers warped pieces of Ricardian theory into the rigid class warfare that was characterized by Fabianism
He was by temperament an adventurer not only at the physical level but on the ideological and intellectual planes too, thanks to the impact of the radical and rational Fabianism
on his thought and temperament in his formative years.
The essays range over such central Shavian political texts as Fabianism
and Empire, The Intelligent Woman's Guide, and Everybody's Political What's What.
Other influences such as Fabianism
, trade unionism, municipal socialism, Christianity and Marxism, also helped to define the party's early political thought (Bevir, 2011; Harris in Tanner et al.
The dominant stream of liberalism in Australia was of the new liberal variant and Australian labourism, as Peter Beilharz has claimed, was really an amalgam of new liberalism and Fabianism
Progressive intellectuals were influenced by the incoming wave of Fabianism
and ridiculed the friendly societies as old-fashioned and based on self-interest.
There is still an important book to be written, for example, on Joyce and developments in English and Irish socialism 1880-1920 that would place him much more exactly in relation to Connolly, Larkin, the politics of Shaw and Wilde, Labour and Fabianism
than anyone has managed to do so far.
In an early Guy Rundle expedition into Fabianism
, in the 1999-2000 Fabian essays, New Voices for Social Democracy, he wrote:
The Labour Party drew principally on ideas found within ethical socialism and Fabianism
in a way that marginalised the S.
Most of this century's most powerful political and intellectual movements - such as communism, Fabianism
, fascism, Nazism, progressivism - identified the family as a source of oppression or a potential site of resistance.
Wrapped in the cosy myths of Fabianism
, he saw the outside world stare nastily in.
And it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that, historically, Fabianism
has often been a source of this kind of detached and technocratic policy-making (though this is not 'the state'; it is the state done badly).
It was at this point that the popular-democratic and community focused elements of the labour tradition were eclipsed by statist, social engineering strands of thought in the party which had their origins in Fabianism
This centralist tendency, evident in the Labour Party from Webbian Fabianism
all the way through to New Labour, does not necessarily stem from an initial rejection of co-operation as a socialist ideal.