Discipline: Political Science

British theory of socialism associated with the Fabian Society; particularly with its leading early members Beatrice and Sidney Webb (1859-1943 and 1858-1947). Named after Roman general Q Fabius Maximus Verrucosus ( -203) - nicknamed 'Cunctator' meaning 'the delayer' - who won his battles by slow attrition of the enemy.

Capitalist societies are evolving peacefully towards the highest form of rational organization through a state organized both locally and centrally, which is socialism.

The most effective means of assisting this development is thorough research and the dissemination of information.

David Miller et al., eds, The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought (Oxford, 1987)


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