About Sean Gabb

Gabb Sean 2015 03 22aSean Gabb is the author of more than forty 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 another four 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 also teaches, mostly at university level, though sometimes in schools and sixth form colleges. His subjects include: Latin, Greek, Classics, History, Law, and Economics. His first degree was in History. His PhD is in English History. From 2006 to 2017 he was Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He is currently an Honorary Vice-President of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK, and is Director of the School of Ancient Studies. 

 

He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.

 

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Latest Posts

Letter from England 1: Setting the Scene (2017), by Sean Gabb

Letter from England 1: Setting the Scene Sean Gabb 17th July 2017 (Published in The Liberty Conservative) I have been asked to write a weekly column on British politics. Since I am writing for a largely American readership, and since Americans mostly know little of what happens outside their own country, and since American politics… READ MORE

Advice on Learning Latin (2017), by Sean Gabb

Advice on Learning Latin by Sean Gabb (5th July 2017) Aside from my various books – more of which will come out this month and next – I get most of my living nowadays from teaching Greek and Latin. I do this as a private tutor, and sometimes as an informal member of staff at… READ MORE

The State of the Nation: What is to be Done? (2017), by Sean Gabb

The State of the Nation: What is to be Done? by Sean Gabb (20th June 2017) I have been asked to explain our present mess, and how the country is to be saved. I will begin with the easier, and perhaps the more cheerful, part of this question. I did not want a referendum on… READ MORE

Notice of Abdication (2017), by Sean Gabb

Notice of Abdication by Sean Gabb (19th June 2017) I have always known I would one day write a posting like this one. But, as with death, stepping down from the Libertarian Alliance was something I chose to contemplate from a distance. Here it now is. By the time you read these words, I shall… READ MORE

In Angustiis: An Attempt at Light Relief (2017), by Sean Gabb

In Angustiis: An Attempt at Light Relief By Sean Gabb (17th June 2017) Unless you know their languages, you have probably been led to believe that the literature of the Greeks and Romans is a treasure house of noble and beautiful sentiments – all incomparable and perhaps a little dull. If so, you are mistaken.… READ MORE

The General Election: Where to Go Next (2017), by Sean Gabb

The General Election: Where to Go Next by Sean Gabb 11th June 2017 Since yesterday, I have changed my mind about the result of the General Election. Or I may have changed it. Yesterday, I was ready to suggest a National Government as the only alternative to chaos. That may still be desirable – but… READ MORE

Theresa May: The Mummy Has Dissolved! (2017), by Sean Gabb

Theresa May: The Mummy Has Dissolved! by Sean Gabb 9th June 2017 I was hoping for a Conservative majority of no more than twenty seats in this election. Instead, they lost their majority. They seem able to cobble together some kind of deal with the Ulster Unionists. That will keep them in office. But they… READ MORE

Theresa May: The Mummy Dissolves? (2017), by Sean Gabb

Theresa May: The Mummy Dissolves? by Sean Gabb 7th June 2017 Now it is a generation since his more orthodox followers were pointing nuclear missiles at us, it is safe to admit that Karl Marx was rather a good writer. His journalism, in particular, is always worth a read. Here he is, on the fate… READ MORE

The Nature of Fascism (2017), by Sean Gabb

Fascism: The Career of a Concept Paul E. Gottfried Northern Illinois Press, 2016 9780875804934 (cloth) 9781609091835 (e-book) [Published in The Salisbury Review, June 2017] I feel obliged to begin this review with an admission. I first met Paul Gottfried in May 2006, at the inaugural meeting in Bodrum of the Property and Freedom Society. We became… READ MORE

The General Election: Authoritarian Hag v Fenian Scumbag (2017), by Sean Gabb

The General Election:  Authoritarian Hag v Fenian Scumbag by Sean Gabb 26th May 2017 For the avoidance of doubt, I still intend to vote Conservative in this dreadful election. And, if Labour seems to be catching up in the opinion polls, so, I suspect, will enough people to give the Conservatives a decent majority. The… READ MORE

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