History[ edit ] On a visit to Seattle inJohn Christensen, owner of ChartHouse Learning, observed fish sellers at Pike Place Fish Markettossing trout and salmon through the air of the market providing high energy which energized many pedestrians passing by on their lunch breaks. Christensen noticed the actual work of selling fish was repetitive, cold and exhausting. It occurred to him that the fishmongers might not enjoy every part of their job, but they chose to bring joy to how they approached it. They also sold a lot of fish.
Posted on April 30, by Scott Alexander I. A spectre is haunting Europe.
One of them is the spectre of communism. The others are literal ghosts. They live in abandoned mansions. Sometimes they wail eerily or make floorboards creak. If you arrange things just right, you might be able to capture them on film.
Inghost hunters Frank Podmore and Edward Pease spent the night at the same West London haunted house, looking for signs of the paranormal. As the night dragged on without any otherworldly visitations, they passed the time in conversation and realized they shared an interest in communist thought.
The two agreed to meet up again later, and from these humble beginnings came one of the most important private societies in the history of the world. Before the Fabians, communism was a pastime of wild-eyed labor activists promising bloody revolution.
The Society helped introduce the idea of incremental democratic socialism — not just in the sense of Bernie Sanders, but in the sense of the entire modern welfare state. In the process, they pretty much invented the demographic of champagne-sipping socialist intellectuals.
A small group of people who wanted to change the world founded an organization, garnered influence in a bunch of little ways, thought strategically and acted with discipline.
And after decades of work they got into positions of power and successfully changed the world, shifting the economic consensus from state socialism to free er markets. And the Fabians seem like the same story, told in reverse. A small group of idealists, thinking strategically and acting with discipline, moved democratic socialism from the lunatic fringe to the halls of intellectual power.
If aspiring generals study Alexander the Great and Napoleon, surely aspiring intellectual movements should study the neoliberals and the Fabians. Pease turns out to be an engaging writer with a good sense of humor. His book, however, is a bit puzzling. It paints a Fabian Society which is chronically disorganized and which kind of hilariously bumbles into global power despite itself.
Still, it was informative, funny, and not totally absent of practical applications, so below I include some discussion and interesting passages. After the original ghost hunt, Pease and Podmore met again in a few other situations and eventually got some people together to found The Fellowship Of New Life, agreeing: That an association be formed whose ultimate aim shall be the reconstruction of Society in accordance with the highest moral possibilities Later fleshed out as: The cultivation of a perfect character in each and all.
The sole and essential condition of fellowship shall be a single-minded, sincere, and strenuous devotion to the object and principle. Under these auspices, they gathered a collection of upper-middle-class bureaucrats whose names sounded kind of like C.Fish!
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