Using the methods of General Quintus Fabius Maximus, the Fabian Socialist Society was formed nearly one year after the death of Karl Marx, who died in March of 1883. Their desire was and is to see the end of a free-market society. They operate quietly but surely as intellectual guerillas, holding to the idea of evolutionary socialism rather than revolutionary socialism, as recommended by Marx. They embrace collectivism with state intervention and public control of the means of production. The Fabians survive today as a very influential 'think tank' and hold a global influence on world events.