Saturday 25 February 2012

The Children of Beatrice & Sidney Webb

Beatrice Webb reflecting on the London School of Economics (1895) and the New Statesman (1913), two British institutions that she and Sidney played the leading role in creating.

Beatrice and Sidney Webb, c1942

Webbs on the Webb 
September 14th 1936.

                          In old age it is one of the minor satisfactions of life to watch the success of your children, literal children or symbolic.  The London School of Economics is undoubtedly our most famous one; but the New Statesman is also creditable - it is the most successful of the general weeklies, actually making a profit on its 25000 readers, and has absorbed two of its rivals, The Nation and the Week-end Review.

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