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  • n. Plural form of Fabian.

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Examples

  • The second characteristic was a strong bias toward state ownership, reflecting what has been described as the Fabians' “measured and slow-paced ascent up the Marxist mountain.”

    The Commanding Heights

  • The second characteristic was a strong bias toward state ownership, reflecting what has been described as the Fabians’ “measured and slow-paced ascent up the Marxist mountain.”

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

  • HIMMELFARB: The Fabians were the socialists, this particular group of socialists whom the Webbs were identified with.

    The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values

  • He and a society called the Fabians, which once exercised considerable influence, followed this shrewd and sound strategic hint to avoid mere emotional attack on the cruelty of Capitalism; and to concentrate on its clumsiness, its ludicrous incapacity to do its own work.

    The Victorian Age in Literature

  • Do people ACTUALLY think that Gordon Brown is the leader of a shadowy group bent on world domination called the Fabians?

    A Tangled Web

  • The Fabians are the cult of the civil service and are Socialists neither in name nor in fact. "[

    British Socialism An Examination of Its Doctrines, Policy, Aims and Practical Proposals

  • [44] "The Fabians were the first amongst Socialists to start the movement of anti-Marxist criticism.

    The History of the Fabian Society

  • But even the key Labour thinkers Compass, IPPR, Blue Labour, the Fabians appear to be ignoring the development agenda.

    Labour needs to bring its politics into international development | Jonathan Glennie

  • Wells was always politically the most interesting and cantankerous of the Fabians, but, as so often, the critiques, contradictions and catastrophes in his fiction go further by far than those in his self-consciously political non-fiction.

    The stars of modern SF pick the best science fiction

  • In London, Max Wallach became Maxim Litvinov, and hung around with the Fabians of the Bloomsbury set; and when his friends from the Tbilisi bank raid, Joseph Stalin and V.I. Lenin, came to power in Russia, he became the new regime's informal ambassador in London - though he was eventually arrested and exchanged for a British spy who had been captured in Russia.

    Gibbon III

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