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

Europe: The Age of Globalism, 1989-2016 (?), by Sean Gabb

Europe: The Age of Globalism, 1989-2016 (?) by Sean Gabb (26th June 2016) I spoke earlier with a friend who lives in Bath. He told me how, in 1989, he sat on the Berlin Wall as it was being torn down, and how, last Thursday, he went and voted to leave the European Union. Writing… READ MORE

The Referendum: Mea Culpa sed Laus Deo

The Referendum: Mea Culpa sed Laus Deo By Sean Gabb (24th June 2016) I was wrong about the European Referendum, and my colleague Keir Martland was right. I said it would be lost. I said it would be badly lost. Instead, England voted to leave, and many parts of England voted crushingly to leave. I… READ MORE

Self-Medication: A Neglected Front in the Argument over Drug Policy (2016), by Sean Gabb

Self-Medication: A Neglected Front in the Argument over Drug Policy by Sean Gabb (1st June 2016) For the past twenty years, the mainstream debate on drug relegalisation has organised itself round four chief positions. First, there are the libertarians. We ought to have the right to do with our minds and bodies as we please.… READ MORE

Autopsy on a Lost Referendum (2016), by Sean Gabb

Autopsy on a Lost Referendum by Sean Gabb (27th May 2016) Though we have nearly four weeks yet of campaigning, I find it hard to believe that the European Referendum will end in other than a crushing defeat for the Leave Campaign. For many on our side, this will be the end of their hopes.… READ MORE

Preface to Chris Tame's "Not Just Tobacco" (2016), by Sean Gabb

Not Just Tobacco: Health Scares, Medical Paternalism, and Individual Liberty By Chris R. Tame First published on the 20th April 2016 By the Hampden Press, London © Chris R. Tame, Sean Gabb (Editor), 2016 PREFACE BY SEAN GABB (2016) The Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST) was an organisation set up… READ MORE

Neither Brussels nor Washington (2016), by Sean Gabb

Neither Brussels nor Washington: Arguments for a British Foreign Policy Sean Gabb, 2016 General Introduction The first version of this book appeared in 2004, as War and the National Interest: Arguments for a British Foreign Policy, and was focussed almost entirely on the debate over the Iraq War. Though published in a small print run,… READ MORE

Review of "Saturn's Children," Sean Gabb (1995)

Saturn’s Children: How the State Devours Liberty, Prosperity and Virtue Alan Duncan MP and Dominic Hobson Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1995, 448 pp., £16.99 (hb) (ISBN 1 85619 605 4) Note by Sean Gabb. I was sent this book just after it came out in 1995, and asked to review it for a Conservative Party magazine. Chris… READ MORE

The British Local Elections: Yawning over the Results (2016), by Sean Gabb

The British Local Elections:  Yawning over the Results By Sean Gabb (6th May 2016) There were local elections yesterday across much of the United Kingdom – Scottish and Welsh parliaments, London Mayor and Assembly, and a sprinkling of English local authorities. Most of the results are not in yet, and I have no intention of… READ MORE

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