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Is socialism back?

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Asking whether socialism is back immediately invites us to consider what socialism actually is. Since the early 20th century, it might be argued that the Labour party has adhered to three distinctive conceptions of ‘socialism’. The first conceives socialism as about nationalisation and public ownership. This doctrine is embodied in the original clause IV of…

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Happy Birthday! 130 years of the Fabian Society

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On January 4th 1884, one-hundred and thirty years ago in London, history was made. A Christian socialist group called the Fellowship of New Life was divided. Two competing primary objectives were tested, that of socialist spiritualism and another of economic and material affairs. At this meeting a new group was formed, one that would focus…