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Chris Tame, Arthur Seldon Bibliography

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The following is an attempt to construct a complete bibliography of the works of Arthur Seldon, including journal and press articles, letters to the press, speeches and scholarly papers, pamphlets and books. Unfortunately, the author himself does not have copies of all his works, and so-far it has proved impossible to locate copies of even all the known works. A question mark (?) in the text indicates that an exact date is missing

In order to make it more reader-friendly I have divided this Bibliography into subject categories, chronologically ordered within each, rather than by overall chronological order.

Chris Tame, Not Just Tobacco

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Chris Tame (1949-2006) was the Founder and Director of the Libertarian Alliance, and was the most prominent British libertarian of his age. Between 1990 and 1995, he directed the Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST)

The current war against tobacco should not be seen as an isolated phenomenon. Indeed it cannot be understood fully – or effectively criticised – outside of a much broader context, including those of ethics, political ideology, the nature of special interest groups, class conflict, and the nature of science, amongst others. In this book, the war against tobacco is placed in the context of the myriad other health scares and paternalist campaigns that seem to monopolise so much of the media’s space and attention.

Contents:

  • PREFACE BY SEAN GABB (2016)
  • I: INTRODUCTION
  • II: PROPAGANDA AND THE INDIVIDUAL
  • III: ON FOOD FASCISM
    • 1: Food Fascism as Surrogate Socialism
    • 2: The Institutionalisation and Assumptions of Food Fascism
    • 3: Food Scares – 57 Varieties?
    • 4: The Realities of Health and Diet
    • 5: The Cholesterol Cacophony
    • 6: The Salt Scare
    • 7: The Fibre Furore
    • 8: The Sugar Scam
    • 9: The Coffee Campaign
    • 10: Listeriosis and Salmonella Scares
    • 11: Mad Cow Disease (BSE)
    • 12: Irradiation of Food
    • 14: The War against McDonalds
    • 15: The Real Politics of Food
      • i: The National Food Alliance
      • ii: The Food Commission
      • iii: The Lancet
      • iv: Other Groups
    • 15: The Continuity of Food Fascism
    • 16: Political Vegetarianism
  • IV: THE WAR AGAINST ALCOHOL
    • 1: Policy Claims Analysed
    • 2: The Campaigning Groups
  • V: THE WAR AGAINST BOXING
  • VI: THE WAR AGAINST GAMBLING
  • VI: “A PLAGUE OF HOBGOBLINS”: THE DANGERS OF EVERYTHING
    • 1: Everything?
    • 2: Fragrance Fascism
    • 3: Breast Implants
    • 4: The Video Games Scare
    • 5: The Electro Magnetic Radiation Scare
    • 6: The Dental Mercury Scare
  • VIII: THE CRITIQUE OF HEALTH SCARES AND STATE PATERNALISM
    • 1: The Discourse of Fear: Recurrent Themes in Health Scare Propaganda
    • 2: The Religion of Health and the New Class
    • 3: The Complexity of Science
    • 4: The Corruption of Science
    • 5: The Corruption of the Media
    • 6: The Puerility of the Business Response
    • 7: The Moral and Political Critique
  • Notes

Chris Tame, Land Issue Bibliography

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Chris Tame (1949-2006) was the Founder and Director of the Libertarian Alliance, and was the most prominent British libertarian of his age.

The purpose of this Bibliography is to provide a wide ranging guide to the work of Henry George, to that of Georgist writers in the English language (i.e., primarily American and British), to the “precursors” of Georgism, and to its principal critics. It also offers a selective listing of the competing Land Nationalisation school. In addition it provides an extensive listing of the broader literature on the land question, emanating from liberal, radical, conservative and socialist writers. The relatively small body of secondary scholarship regarding land issues is also featured.

Contents

  • PREFACE BY SEAN GABB (2016)
  • AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION
  • i: The Classical Liberal Tradition
  • ii: ‘Georgism’ and the Liberal Tradition
  • iii: The Land Question in Classical Liberalism
  • iv: The Purpose and Scope of This Bibliography
  • Notes
  • WORKS ABOUT HENRY GEORGE AND GEORGISM
  • WORKS BY BRITISH AND BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH GEORGIST WRITERS
  • WORKS BY EUROPEAN AND NON EUROPEAN GEORGISTS
  • PRECURSORS OF HENRY GEORGE
  • (i): GENERAL
  • (ii) THE PHYSIOCRATS
  • CRITICS OF GEORGISM
  • THE LAND NATIONALISATION SCHOOL
  • CLASSICAL LIBERAL, RADICAL LIBERAL, SOCIALIST AND CONSERVATIVE WORKS ON THE LAND QUESTION
  • i: USA
  • ii: GREAT BRITAIN AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE/COMMONWEALTH
  • HISTORICAL WORKS RELATING TO LAND QUESTION
  • (i): GENERAL
  • (ii): USA
  • (iii): GREAT BRITAIN AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE/COMMONWEALTH
  • iv: ON THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE AND LAND QUESTION
  • v: ON THE HIGHLAND LAND LEAGUE AND LAND QUESTION
  • CONTEMPORARY LIBERTARIANISM AND THE LAND QUESTION
  • APPENDIX: A DIRECTORY OF HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY GEORGIST AND LAND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • I: Georgist Organisations and Publications—USA
  • II: Georgist Orgainisations and Publications—Britain
  • III: Georgist Organisations and Publications
  • IV: Classical Liberal and Radical Land Related Orgainsations and Publications—Britain
  • V: Classical Liberal and Conservative Anti Land Reform Organisations—Britain and British Empire/Commonwealth

Chris Tame, Healthcare Bibliography

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The works listed in this bibliography focus on health care and medical policy, although it is obviously impossible to sever this area completely from the broader issues of welfare and social policy. The general perspective is that of classical liberalism, libertarianism and scientific economics – positions that see free markets and market mechanisms as efficient, optimal and moral. In its weakest form, so to speak, the approach embodied in works listed herein sees the reality of scarcity, and hence of economic rationing, choice and competition as inescapably the basis of both rational analysis and policy formation. However, the works in this bibliography contain a variety of specific views and policy proscriptions and it should not be assumed that they are all in agreement with each other. Authors differ in the extent of their commitment to either market mechanisms or to the ethical individualism of classical liberalism, or libertarianism as it is now called.

Chris Tame, Eurosceptical Directory

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Chris Tame (1949-2006) was the Founder and Director of the Libertarian Alliance, and was the most prominent British libertarian of his age.

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the background to the current referendum on British membership of the European Union. Its contents include:

  • I Introduction
  • II A Directory of the Principal European Union Institutions,
  • Pro-European Union and Euro-sceptic Organisations, Publications and Internet Resources and Other Relevant Information Sources
  • i: Pro-EU Organisations
  • ii: Euro-sceptic Organisations and Publications
  • iii: The Principal European Union Institutions in Britain
  • iv: The Headquarters of the Principal European Union Institutions
  • v: Other Relevant Information Sources
  • vi: Pro-EU Internet Resources
  • vii: Euro-Sceptic Internet Resources
  • III A Selected Annotated Euro-Sceptical Bibliography
  • IV A Chronology of the European Economic Community/European Union and Relevant European Events 1920-2002

This Directory is a gold-mine of indispensable information for any serious critic of the European Union and its supporters. It consists of 4 sections. A “Chronology of EEC/EU and Relevant European Events 1920-2002” provides a useful listing of those all-to-easy to forget dates of major events. The main “Directory” section provides an exhaustive list (with full addresses, phone, fax, email and website details) of the headquarters of the principal EU institutions, the main EU institutions in Britain, as well as of all the pro- and anti-EU organisations. Each entry includes a description of the groups drawn from their own words, and, in many cases, Chris’ own critical (and frequently caustic) comments! This section of the Directory also contains a lengthy listing of all the think tanks and academic research institutes which, whilst not primarily concerned with the EU, have at some time published relevant studies or information. This list is also, in fact, an invaluable source for political activists seeking information on countless topics other than the EU.

The core section of the Directory, however, is the “Selected Annotated Euro-Sceptical Bibliography”, a listing of hundreds of books, pamphlets, monographs and articles critical of the EU. Dr. Tame was the Freedom Association’s first Research Director, and is famed for the breadth and depth of his academic interests and knowledge. That breadth and depth is demonstrated in this bibliography, which draws on an incredibly wide range of studies, including academic journals and areas of scholarship (such as trade theory and “public choice” economics) which, whilst not directly addressing the EU issue, provide perspectives or data essential to any objective analysis.

The bibliography is not simply a stark listing of titles, but includes quotations from many of the works included or brief descriptions by Chris himself. In itself it constitutes a broad critique of the EU and its rationale. Chris’s “Introduction” to the volume also provides a noteworthy attack on the way in which Euro-sceptics have been stigmatised as jingoists, xenophobes and “people with funny ears”! It provides a telling and concise case for Britain’s distinctive liberal and common law traditions against the more statist orientation of Europe in general and the EU in particular.

Chris Tame, The Science of Liberty

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Chris Tame (1949-2006) was the Founder and Director of the Libertarian Alliance, and was the most prominent British libertarian of his age.

The works assembled in this book attempt to demonstrate that classical liberalism (or ‘libertarianism’, to employ the more recent neologism for this intellectual tradition) was a richer, deeper and more systematic school of thought than is normally portrayed. They also try to analyse why that tradition went into decline, and why it has, in recent years, enjoyed a revival. A number of the essays are also attempts to apply that more systematic perspective to a number of topics in different disciplines.

Contents

  • BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY ON CHRIS R. TAME BY SEAN GABB
  • INTRODUCTION BY CHRIS R. TAME
  • CREATING A SCIENCE OF LIBERTY: THE LIFE & HERITAGE OF MURRAY N. ROTHBARD, 1926-1995
  • THE REVOLUTION OF REASON: PETER GAY, THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE AMBIGUITIES OF CLASSICAL LIBERALISM
  • THE CRITICAL LIBERALISM OF J. M. ROBERTSON
  • THE NEW ENLIGHTENMENT: THE REVIVAL OF LIBERTARIAN IDEAS
  • AGAINST THE NEW MERCANTILISM: THE RELEVANCE OF ADAM SMITH
  • CHANGE AND PSEUDO-CHANGE IN SOCIOLOGY
  • AN ECONOMIC MISINTERPRETATION OF HISTORY: A CRITIQUE OF J. K. GALBRAITH’S ACCOUNT OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM
  • FREEDOM, RESPONSIBILITY AND JUSTICE: THE CRIMINOLOGY OF THE ‘NEW RIGHT’
  • THE MORAL CASE FOR PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
  • LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE STARS: THE IDEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SCIENCE FICTION
  • ERNEST HEMINGWAY AND THE FAILURE OF NIHILISM
  • CO-OPERATION WITHOUT COMMUNITY

Sean Gabb, Literary Essays

Why bother learning Latin? How did the Romans pronounce Greek? Should the Elgin Marbles be handed over to the Modern Greeks? Did the ancients have market economies? Should Epicurus be venerated above Plato and Aristotle? Why is Carol Ann Duffy not even a bad poet? What makes Macaulay a great historian and L. Neil Smith a great science fiction novelist? Why is The Daily Mail—easily the best newspaper in England—not fit for wrapping fish and chips?

Sean Gabb deals with these and other issues in this collection of essays. Lively and provocative, they are written for every lover of ancient or modern literature.