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George Bernard Shaw
Shaw had "an exhilarating force, a trenchant wit, an unfailing eye for apt instances, a contempt for every fool and a respect for no authority. ... [He was] alert, never to be taken by unawares, ready to pounce with avidity upon the delusions of his fellow-men and to rend them with an animal gusto. ... his wit [intimidated] the enemy before coming to grips with him." [Orlo Williams, The Essay (New York: Geo. H. Doran Co., 1915).] Shaw joined the likes of Sidney and Beatrice Webb and H. G. Wells; as socialists they were known as Fabians.
For a sample of Shaw's work, see "The Sources Of Idealism." More geberally, Shaw's works are available on the 'NET .