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

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

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