The Western Orthodox Academy

2014-08-27-seanDr Sean Gabb was educated at the Universities of York (BA) and Middlesex (PhD).

Between 1990 and 1992, he worked in Czechoslovakia as Economic and Political Adviser to Ján Čarnogurský, the Christian Democratic Prime Minister of Slovakia. He wrote for the English-language Prague Post and widely for the Czech and Slovak media on economic reform. He co-wrote the 1992 election programme for the Slovak Christian Democratic Movement (Slovak: Kresťanskodemokratické hnutie, KDH).

He has taught at a number of universities, including London Metropolitan University. During the 1990s, he wrote several books and journal articles about truancy. These included a British Government report published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office., and a study of truancy in the United States. More recently, he wrote a book about the law of homeschooling in the United Kingdom. He was also a director of the Sudan Foundation which existed “to promote better relations between the British and Sudanese peoples.” He resigned from this post in January 1999.

Since 2006 he has been Director of the Libertarian Alliance (UK) and has written extensively in defence of freedom of speech. In addition, he has pursued a successful career as a writer of historical novels under the pseudonym Richard Blake. His novels have been published by Hodder & Stoughton and translated into many languages. His other works include a biography of Epicurus and a number of papers on the classical world and contemporary society.

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