About Sean Gabb

Gabb Sean 2015 03 22aSean Gabb is the author of more than twenty books and around a thousand essays and newspaper articles. He also appears on radio and television, and is a notable speaker at conferences and literary festivals in Britain, America, Europe and Asia.

 

Under the name Richard Blake, he has written eight historical novels for Hodder & Stoughton. These have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Greek, Slovak, Hungarian, Chinese and Indonesian. They have been praised by both The Daily Telegraph and The Morning Star. He has produced three further historical novels for Endeavour Press, and has written two horror novels for Caffeine Nights.

 

Under his own name, he has written four novels. His other books are mainly about culture and politics.

 

He is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance, a human rights and educational charity based in the United Kingdom.

 

He also teaches, mostly at university level, though sometimes in schools and sixth form colleges. His subjects include: History, Law, Economics, Latin, and Greek. His first degree was in History. His PhD is in English History.

 

He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.

 

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Latest Posts

Libertarian Failure: The Paradigm that Never Shifts (2016), by Sean Gabb

Libertarian Failure: The Paradigm that Never Shifts by Sean Gabb 25th March 2016 Here in Britain, the main effect of the Brussels bombings will be to speed passage of the Investigatory Powers Bill. This will require communications service providers to store all our Internet activity for a year, and to make it available to the… READ MORE

Thoughts on the European Referendum: A Personal Attempt at Clarity (2016), by Sean Gabb

Thoughts on the European Referendum: A Personal Attempt at Clarity by Sean Gabb (25th February 2016) Because of its charitable status, the Libertarian Alliance takes no view of the European Referendum set for the June of 2016. This is, then, more than usually not an ex cathedra statement. It is purely an expression of what… READ MORE

Arguments for Freedom of Speech (2016), by Sean Gabb

Arguments for Freedom of Speech: A Talk Given at the London School of Economics to the Hayek Society on Tuesday the 16th February 2016 On Tuesday the 16th February 2016, Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, travelled to the London School of Economics, to talk to the Hayek Society about freedom of speech. The… READ MORE

Death to America? (2016), by Sean Gabb

Death to America? by Sean Gabb 22nd January 2016 Talking about the future is often a sure recipe for looking like a fool. However obvious it may seem to us, nearly everything that happened in the past was unexpected at the time. I am not aware of anyone in 1639 who believed the Stuart State… READ MORE

Introduction to Keir Martland's First Book (2015), by Sean Gabb

Liberty from a Beginner: Selected Essays Keir Martland ISBN    9781326524715 Edition    Second Edition Published    06 January 2016 Language    English Pages    170 Binding    Perfect-bound Paperback Also available for Kindle Forward by Sean Gabb Because my working day tends to be about twenty hours long, much of my correspondence – especially via Facebook – is conducted on… READ MORE

Be of Reasonable Cheer (2016), by Sean Gabb

Sean Gabb [This began as a response to one of our Blogmaster's more pessimistic comments. On reflection, it should be a main posting.] We live in a remarkably free country. Bad things happen, but bad things have always happened. There never was a time when there were no persecuted outsider groups in this country. Look… READ MORE

Judicial Discretion and the Managerial State (2016), by Sean Gabb

Judicial Discretion and the Managerial State Sean Gabb (1st January 2016) Any system of criminal justice worth the name needs to reconcile humanity with certainty. On the one hand, part of the function of the criminal law is deterrent. When you know that you will go to prison for six months if you smash someone’s… READ MORE

ID Cards: Solving a Problem that Dare not Speak its Name (2015), by Sean Gabb

ID Cards: Solving a Problem that Dare not Speak its Name by Sean Gabb 18th December 2015 Writing in the Daily Telegraph on the 10th December 2015, two Members of Parliament – Frank Field and Nicholas Soames – regret the cancellation, in 2010, of the previous Labour Government’s identity card scheme. They argue that the… READ MORE

Should Michael Adebolajo have the Right to Sue His Jailers for Assault? (2015), by Sean Gabb

http://www.libertarian.co.uk/multimedia/2015-12-10-adebolajo-sig.mp3 Should Michael Adebolajo have the Right to Sue His Jailers for Assault? by Sean Gabb 10th December 2015 Michael Adebolajo, one of the men who murdered Lee Rigby in 2013, has decided to sue his jailers for assault. He alleges that the beat him up after he was arrested, amd knocked out two of… READ MORE

Europe: The Gabb-Cameron Correspondence

Note: It is said in this chapter from Mr Ashcroft's biography that I have "revealed" a "private correspondence" with Mr Cameron when he was trying to enter Parliament. I am not the kind of man who gets pompous and starts talking about lawyers. But I will say that Mr Ashcroft's claim is false. I never… READ MORE