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

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

Against Islamophobia (2016), by Sean Gabb

Against Islamophobia by Sean Gabb (13th September 2016)   This brief essay on the relationship between Islam and violence is inspired by and expands on a comment left earlier today by Keir Martland on the Libertarian Alliance Blog. I will not presume to call it an expression of his own view – though I suspect… READ MORE

Notes from the Eleventh Conference of the Property and Freedom Society, by Sean Gabb (2016)

Notes from the Eleventh Conference of the Property and Freedom Society in Turkey, September 2016 By Sean Gabb Bodrum, 30th August 2016 “We’re not going there!” said Mrs Gabb last month, when the BBC showed footage of the military coup in Turkey. “Oh, certainly not,” I said, playing for time. I’ve no doubt the coup… READ MORE

Margaret Thatcher: A Conservative View, by Sean Gabb (September 2016)

Margaret Thatcher: A Conservative View Speech Given to the Property and Freedom Society 2nd September 2016 Sean Gabb   When she died in April 2013, the mainstream assumption was that Margaret Thatcher had been something like the kind of person Donald Trump is hoped to be. She had humbled the left. She had brought about… READ MORE

Neither Brussels nor Washington, reviewed by an Amazon Customer

  Essential Reading for Politically Minded Britons. 30 July 2016 This work is essential reading for British Libertarians, or anyone willing to examine British politics of the last 30 or so years from a different perspective. The author has a frank and honest approach and confirms his own biases at the outset, he also mentions… READ MORE

What about the Workers? A Libertarian Answer (2016), by Sean Gabb

What about the Workers? A Libertarian Answer by Sean Gabb (22nd July 2016) I was called this morning by the BBC. It wanted me to comment on the claims that Sports direct, a chain of sports clothing shops, mistreats its workers – keeping them on zero-hours contracts, sometimes not paying them even the minimum wage,… READ MORE