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George Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb and Quintus Fabius Maximus were born so long ago that they were not able to get to the meeting. But hundreds of other Fabians crowded solemnly into Albert

Hall to observe the diamond (60th) jubilee of an organization which led a major revolution without splitting an infinitive, breaking a teacup or exploding anything more lethal than an economic theory.

The Fabian Society had really been founded 62 years ago, but, because of the war, it delayed the celebration. The postponement was in character; Fabius Cunctator (The Delayer) had worn out...

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