Well looky there, the Fabian Society is still around!
Although I’m not linking to something shortsighted enough to side with socialism…
Outside the poor economics of it, socialism always just seems to mean less freedom.
Gosh you can’t even have a discussion about it these days without everyone having a different meaning for the same word.
I guarantee I have studied it more than you.
Meh. Still funny though.
I mean, at least we can be civil at the country club on Saturdays.
The proposed order resembled a cross between the Freemasons and the Fabian Society. The Fabians had been created at the end of the nineteenth century by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, among others, and enthusiastically joined by such eminences as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells, in order to bring about socialism not by revolution from below but by ameliorative actions from above—thus the long-standing joke that the best thing about being a Fabian was that your socialist commitments required you to attend cocktail parties with the rich and powerful.
-Alan Jacobs, The Year Of Our Lord 1943 (Amazon)