Sean 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 He has produced two further historical novels for Endeavour Press, and has written two horror novels, as yet unpublished, for Caffeine Nights.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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An Evening with Enoch Powell: A Brief Extract from Sean Gabb’s Diary (22nd November 1986)An Evening with Enoch Powell: A Brief Extract from Sean Gabb’s Diary Note: This is an exact transcript from one of the handwritten volumes of my Diary. I have kept this, with occasional lapses, since I was fifteen. It currently runs to about five million words. Most entries are of no interest to anyone else.… READ MORE
The Paris Atrocities: The Most Probable and Bankrupt Response of Our Own Government (2015), by Sean GabbThe Paris Atrocities: The Most Probable and Bankrupt Response of our Own Government by Sean Gabb 14th November 2015 Because Keir Martland has already commented with great brilliance, and even a certain nobility of tone, I will make no comment directly on the Paris Atrocities or their probable causes. I will instead deal with our… READ MORE
Against Universal State Surveillance (2015), by Sean GabbAgainst Universal State Surveillance by Sean Gabb 4th November 2015 The British Government is promising a Bill to make Internet service providers and telephone companies store details of our communications and to make these available to the authorities. Sean Gabb discusses this on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester. He says: The powers demanded are disproportionate.… READ MORE
Libertarian Thoughts on State Welfare (2015), by Sean GabbLibertarian Thoughts on State Welfare By Sean Gabb (26th October 2015) One of the main British news stories at the moment is an argument over changes to part of the welfare system. The Government claims it wants to make the child and working tax credits system more efficient. The Labour opposition claims it wants to… READ MORE
The Perils of State Surveillance (2015), by Sean GabbThe Perils of State Surveillance by Sean Gabb Speech to the Traditional Britain Group 24th October 2015 Here is an audio recording made on my mobile telephone and then tarted up in Audacity. A better version will be available soon, but this will do for the moment. I argue as follows: I was a techno-pessimist in… READ MORE
More Joys of PoetryMy daughter is required to write a poem for tomorrow about a child’s favourite thing. She’s demanded I should do it for her. I’ve said I won’t, but have written this to hold in reserve: Oh, you can love the telly, Or to look at trees. But, thinking of my belly, What I love is… READ MORE
The Joys of PoetryMany years ago, when I was a young man, I was asked by one of the sneering thugs set over me in the office where I worked what was the use of poetry. I thought the answer I gave was no more than good-natured badinage. Sadly everyone else thought otherwise. I didn’t work there much… READ MORE
Anjem Choudary and the Glorification of Terror (2015), by Sean GabbAnjem Choudary and the Glorification of Terror by Sean Gabb 21st September 2015 Anjem Choudary is one of this country’s main Islamic trouble-makers. So far as I can tell, he and his wife and their four children live on various forms of state welfare. He uses his time to campaign for a privileged status in… READ MORE
Should the Police be Privatised? (2015), by Sean GabbShould the Police be Privatised? by Sean Gabb 21st September 2015 Lister Hospital, which is somewhere in the Midlands, has employed private security staff, whose powers include the right to demand names and addresses and to issue fixed penalty fines. Early in the morning on Monday the 21st September 2015, I was called by BBC… READ MORE
Margaret Thatcher, the Miners’ Strike, and the Triumph of Middle Class Leftism (2015), by Sean GabbMargaret Thatcher, the Miners' Strike, and the Triumph of Middle Class Leftism Sean Gabb 20th April 2015 A few days ago, I put the following post on my Facebook account; It’s about thirty years since the end of the Miners’ Strike – the final humbling of our working classes. Thinking back, I am filled with… READ MORE