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 is currently a Fellow in Classics at All Saints College in Dublin, and is Director of the School of Ancient Studies.


He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.


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Latest Posts

Donald Trump and English Patriotism

Donald Trump and English Patriotism: An Unexpected Wrinkle by Sean Gabb (14th November 2016) The election last week of Donald Trump took nearly everyone by surprise. For some of us, it was a moment of joy, for others a terrible shock. I was in the first category. The British Government was in the second. From… READ MORE

¿Todos norteamericanos ahora? (2016), by Sean Gabb

¿Todos norteamericanos ahora? Sean Gabb A Translation Published on Katehon, 9th November 2016) Para mí -y creo que para muchos otros- las elecciones presidenciales norteamericanas han sido una repetición del referéndum europeo. Me fui a la cama con una leve esperanza. La cobertura de la BBC de los resultados estaba repleta de un ligero derrumbamiento… READ MORE

All Americans Now? (2016), by Sean Gabb

All Americans Now? By Sean Gabb (Katehon, 9th November 2016) For me – and I think for many others – the American presidential election has been a repeat of the European Referendum. I went to bed with a faint hope. The BBC coverage of the results was filled with faintly crumbling Establishment optimism. I woke… READ MORE

Las elecciones americanas a través de los ojos ingleses (2016), by Sean Gabb

Las elecciones americanas a través de los ojos ingleses Sean Gabb (Translated and Published on Katehon, 5th November 2016) Creo que en general es una mala idea escribir sobre las elecciones de un país extranjero. No vivo allí y no entiendo las circunstancias particulares del país. Los extranjeros que escriben sobre Inglaterra siempre hacen un… READ MORE

The American Election through English Eyes (2016), Sean Gabb

The American Election through English Eyes By Sean Gabb (26th October 2016) Note: The Libertarian Alliance is a charity, and it takes no view of any British or foreign election. For the avoidance of doubt, this article gives an entirely personal opinion. It is published only to encourage discussion, and does not reflect the corporate… READ MORE

Margaret Thatcher as Libertarian Hero (2016), by Sean Gabb

  Published on Oct 11, 2016 Conservatives and many libertarians look back fondly on British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom they remember for taking on trade unions and the left, and advocating free-market economic policy. Is this an accurate picture of the former British leader? Sean Gabb joins me for an unconditional look at Margaret… READ MORE

Further Thoughts on Theresa May (2016), by Sean Gabb

Further Thoughs on Theresa May by Sean Gabb (7th October 2016) I delivered my interim report on Theresa May at the weekend. On Wednesday, I watched her main speech to the Conservative Party Conference. It was a very accomplished speech, perhaps the most accomplished speech of its kind since James Callaghan delivered his sermon on… READ MORE

Theresa May: An Interim Report (2016), by Sean Gabb

Theresa May: An Interim Report by Sean Gabb (2nd October 2016) Though she was the only candidate not manifestly unfit to keep watch on a public toilet, I groaned when Theresa May became Prime Minister. She had been a dreadful Home Secretary. In the Referendum, she had formally supported the Remain side. There was reason… READ MORE

A Libertarian View of Cannabis and Drugs, by Sean Gabb

A Libertarian View of Cannabis and Drugs Sean Gabb (Written early in the 21st century for a Roger Scruton publication) The libertarian position on drugs is simply stated. People should have the right to do with themselves as they please. This necessarily includes the right to take any drugs they please - for recreation or for… READ MORE

Introduction to Greek and Latin Course, by Sean Gabb

Acts of the Apostles A Greek, Latin and English Parallel Text Being an Aid for Adults to the Easier Learning of the Classical Languages Prepared with an Introduction by Sean Gabb   Uncritical Introduction The main content of this book is a parallel text, in Greek, Latin and English, of The Acts of the Apostles.… READ MORE