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Fabian Society founders (act. 1884–1900)

James Thompson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Fabian Society founders (act. 1884–1900), established a political group that advocated social reconstruction. Named after a doubtful reference to the Roman general Fabius Cunctator's supposed combination of patience and forcefulness, it operated as a discussion circle, as a disseminator of political argument, through lectures and publications, and as an information bureau, especially on questions concerning local government. Central to its publications were the ...

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