Sean Gabb is the author of more than thirty 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.
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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 Centre for Ancient Studies.
He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
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Review of "Latin Stories" (2018), by Sean GabbLatin Stories: A GCSE Reader Henry Cullen, Michael Dormandy, John Taylor Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2017 ISBN: 978 1 3500 0384 2 Any English speaker who calls Latin easy is either a genius or a fool. It is a synthetic Indo-European language that communicates in ways very different from English. Nouns are divided into at least five classes, each of which has five or six or seven cases – singular and plural – to express meanings that we express by adding prepositions. Pronouns have their own declensions. Except for the perfect passive tenses, verbs are generally inflected. Because the Classical grammar is a snapshot of a language in rapid and profound change, there are duplications and irregularities everywhere. The future tense, in particular, is broken, and has been reconstructed in every… READ MORE
Britain: A World Power Again, if by Accident? (2018), by Sean GabbBritain: A World Power Again, if by Accident? Sean Gabb (22nd December 2018) In London, and it seems elsewhere, the political and media consensus is that Britain is in its weakest international position since the late summer of 1940. Because we have a government of fools, we are at the mercy of the French, the Germans, the Spanish, and even the Irish. If we accept Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, we become a colony of the European Union. If we withdraw our notice to quit, we suffer a different though probably equal humiliation. If we leave without any deal, we face some degree of economic disruption. Which of these options is worst may have some bearing on the lack of agreement within our political class – though which brings more or… READ MORE
Which if not Victory is Yet Revenge (2018), by Sean Gabb“Which if not Victory is Yet Revenge” Thoughts on the Tory Apocalypse by Sean Gabb 1st December 2018 As I write, those who demand a second referendum on the European Union seem ever more likely to have their way. Their argument is: that it is now two years since we were asked to vote on leaving; that no one expected the process of leaving to end in the present shambles; that we should be asked what we now think of leaving. These calls are an obvious fraud on the electorate. Since the Danes rejected the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, the custom in Europe has been for any unfavourable referendum result to be followed by another vote, in which the preferred result is given. This was done to the French, the… READ MORE
Theresa May: A Study in Bare-Faced Wickedness (2018), by Sean GabbTheresa May: A Study in Bare-Faced Wickedness by Sean Gabb 21st November 2018 Because I am writing about the European Union, I shall be neither surprised nor upset if the majority of my British readers go straight for the delete button. I write near the end of a week of fierce and increasingly unanimous denunciation of the Draft Agreement the British Government has “negotiated” for our withdrawal. However, more than half the people on my mailing list live outside the United Kingdom, and some of these have asked me to explain to the best of my ability what is happening. Here is the briefest summary I can manage that still makes sense. In June 2016, we voted, by a decent margin on a high turnout, to leave the European Union.… READ MORE
Thoughts on the Fallen (2018), by Sean GabbThoughts on the Fallen by Sean Gabb 11th November 2018 A hundred years today since the end of the Great War – a sentence ripe with melancholy. I am old enough to have been a child in the visible shadow of that war. Yes, I would listen to men and women, younger than I am now, talking of their part in the Dunkirk Evacuation, or discussing who had made a fool of herself in the street when the bombs fell on Chatham. That second war, filled with colour and excitement, was barely history when I was a boy. Its end was more recent than Tony Blair’s Serbian adventure is to us. Habits of life and patterns of friendship set in The War were still established facts in the world that… READ MORE
The Environmental Scam: One Quick and Easy Response (2018), by Sean GabbThe Environmental Scam: One Quick and Easy Response by Sean Gabb 9th October 2018 Once you cut through their verbiage, the enemies of bourgeois civilisation have two demands. These are: Put me and my friends in charge of preferably a one-world government with total power over life and property; or, until then, or failing that, Give us a lot of money. When I was younger, the occasion for making these demands was something to do with poverty or economic instability, and the alleged need was for a bigger welfare state, or state ownership of the means of production, or playing about with money to “move the aggregate demand curve to the right.” The nice thing about these claims and their alleged solutions was that they all had to be debated… READ MORE
Introduction to Hans-Hermann Hoppe's "Getting Libertarianism Right" (2018), by Sean GabbGetting Libertarianism Right Hans-Hermann Hoppe The Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama, 2018 Free pdf Introduction by Sean Gabb (first posted here) The writings collected in this book are mostly addresses given in Bodrum to the Property and Freedom Society, of which Professor Hoppe is both Founder and President. I was fortunate to hear them read out to the gathering, and I am deeply honoured to have been asked to provide an Introduction to the published versions. I will divide my Introduction into three sections. First, I will give a brief overview of Hoppe’s early life and intellectual development. Second, I will write at greater length about the academic work that has placed him at the head of the international libertarian movement. Third, I will discuss the main theme or themes that… READ MORE
Theresa May: A Qualified Defence (2018), by Sean GabbTheresa May: A Qualified Defence Sean Gabb 15th September 2018 I am presently sat in a Turkish hotel, brooding over the e-mails I keep receiving from my Conservative friends. If some of them want Boris Johnson to replace her, and others Jacob Rees-Mogg, they all agree that Theresa May must go, and that this will somehow improve our departure from the European Union. I have no doubt she would make a better pole dancer than Prime Minister. But I am astonished that anyone with half a brain could want change from our existing state of affairs. It is not, I grant, the best possible state of affairs. It is, even so, the best available. We must thank our Jewish fellow-citizens for their attack on Jeremy Corbyn. Whether he really is… READ MORE
The Mediaeval Roman Empire: An Unlikely Emergence and Survival (2018), by Sean GabbThe Mediaeval Roman Empire: An Unlikely Emergence and Survival Sean Gabb Speech Given to the Property and Freedom Society, Bodrum, 14th September 2018 As ever, I will begin by thanking Professor Hoppe and his wife Gulçin for their great kindness in asking me once again to speak to the Property and Freedom Society here in Bodrum. I will also thank them for the honour they have shown me, for the second year running, of asking me to speak first. On the face of it, the subject I have been given for this year is both obscure in itself and of little relevance to the overall purpose of an organisation set up to advance the restoration of a free and prosperous civilisation. I have been asked to speak about the Emergence… READ MORE
Jeremy Corbyn: A View from the Right (2018), by Sean GabbJeremy Corbyn: A View from the Right by Sean Gabb 27th August 2018 Seen from my point of view, on the libertarian right, there are at least three ways of looking at the alleged or real anti-semitism of Jeremy Corbyn. The first is that it is very, very funny. Since the 1970s, he and his friends have been whining about the horrors of racial prejudice. Now, every time he opens his mouth, he says something that upsets Jews – and that may legitimately be of concern to them. You tell me it is uncharitable if I fail to keep a straight face. The second is that the scandal is a distraction from the real issue in British politics. Next March, we are supposed to leave the European Union. Whether we… READ MORE
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