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Crosland and one nation Labour

Critics of Labour’s time in government are often heard describing new Labour as Croslandite, and they don’t mean it as a compliment.

The argument goes that the 1997-2010 government embodied three failings that came straight from Tony Crosland: the pursuit of...

Bringing slavery home

Steve McQueen’s new release ‘12 Years a Slave’ has its European premiere in Leicester Square today. Chasing the tails of Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ and Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’, it’s the third Hollywood movie in 18 months to tackle the difficult theme of slavery....

Postcard from Pyongyang

This year marked the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War of 1950-1953, but no peace treaty has ever been signed and the peninsula remains technically at war. Perhaps mindful of the impact of glasnost in the...

A period of contemplation

Ninety-nine years ago this weekend Britain entered the First World War. Through 2014’s commemorative platform of events, next year will see a collective discussion of that conflict arguably not seen since the publication of the ex-servicemen novels and biographies in...

The best of times, the worst of times...

Dianne Hayter, General Secretary of the Fabian Society between 1976 and 1982 was this week appointed as Labour’s House of Lords spokesperson on the Cabinet Office. Here, Baroness Hayter shares her recollections of a difficult time in the history of...

Britain's Oldest Think Tank

The Fabian Society was founded in 1884 and throughout it's long history has been at the heart of debate on the left of British politics.

As part of our new website, we're hoping to feature some of the history of the...

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