14% Reduction on Books by Sean Gabb, John Kersey and Nigel Meek


Throughout our long history, we at the Libertarian Alliance have always regarded our ultimate purpose as the promotion of love and understanding. Therefore, we have decided to mark this day of St Valentine by taking 14 per cent off the price of many of the books published by Members of our Executive Committee.

Enter this code – AMOR14 – when buying any of the books listed below to claim your discount. But hurry: this lavish offer applies only on the 14th February 2014.

Regards,

Sean Gabb
Director

Sean Gabb

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Freedom of Speech in England: Its Present State and Likely ProspectsBy Sean Gabb Hardcover: £24.99
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We live in a world where Lady Chatterley’s Lover is an A Level text, and where documentaries about oral sex are shown on television. Even so, the battle for freedom of speech has not been won…. More > More fiercely than ever in England, it rages on other fronts. There are panics over the promotion of terrorism, and the alleged sexualisation of children. Above all, there is the official war on “hate.” In the name of good community relations, or simply to protect minorities from being upset, whole areas of debate that once were free are now policed. Dissidents risk punishments that range between formal imprisonment and unemployability. In this set of often controversial, essays, Sean Gabb puts the case for freedom of speech in the changed circumstances of today. His subjects include holocaust denial, the possession of child pornography, the rights of BNP members, and the persecution of Emma West, the South London “Tram Lady.”< Less
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Cultural Revolution, Culture War: How Conservatives Lost England and how to Get It BackBy Sean Gabb Paperback: £9.99
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This book explains why England has become a foreign country to the majority of its inhabitants, and how, by a process of stern and unbending reaction, it can be restored as a free country.
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The Churchill MemorandumBy Sean Gabb Paperback: £9.99
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Suppose Hitler died in March 1939. No Second World War, no takeover of England by the Left, no descent into the gutter. By 1959, the world has recovered from the Great War. England remains liberal… More > and conservative and the heart of a great empire. German national socialism has decayed into an increasingly civilianised hegemony in Eastern Europe presided over by a senile Goering. Russia is ruled by Lavrenti Beria. America has fallen under the arbitrary rule of Harry J. Anslinger. The reasons for this are what drives the plot of the novel. It opens with the return to England of Anthony Markham, an independent scholar who has been employed to write the biography of a largely forgotten and now dead Winston Churchill. Because the old drunk left his papers to Harvard University, Markham has had to spend a month in America. The question of what he is carrying in his document boxes involves the fate of England and of all bourgeois civilisation as it has been re-established after 1918.< Less
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Freedom of Speech in England: Its Present State and Likely ProspectsBy Sean Gabb Paperback: £12.99
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We live in a world where Lady Chatterley’s Lover is an A Level text, and where documentaries about oral sex are shown on television. Even so, the battle for freedom of speech has not been won…. More > More fiercely than ever in England, it rages on other fronts. There are panics over the promotion of terrorism, and the alleged sexualisation of children. Above all, there is the official war on “hate.” In the name of good community relations, or simply to protect minorities from being upset, whole areas of debate that once were free are now policed. Dissidents risk punishments that range between formal imprisonment and unemployability. In this set of often controversial, essays, Sean Gabb puts the case for freedom of speech in the changed circumstances of today. His subjects include holocaust denial, the possession of child pornography, the rights of BNP members, and the persecution of Emma West, the South London “Tram Lady.”< Less
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Literary EssaysBy Sean Gabb Paperback: £9.99
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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… More > 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.< Less
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War and the National Interest: Arguments for a British Foreign PolicyBy Sean Gabb Paperback: £11.95
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British involvement in the war against Iraq may have been a crime: it was certainly a mistake. It advanced no British interest. It has instead caused thousands of deaths, and destabilised the Middle… More > East, and has brought this country into various degrees throughout the world of hatred and ridicule.< Less
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Smoking, Class and the Legitimisation of PowerBy Sean Gabb Paperback: £9.99
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The “War against Tobacco” is one of the central facts of modern life. In this book, Sean Gabb analyses the nature and progress of the “war”. The stated reasons for the war… More > have varied according to time and place. According to Dr Gabb, however, all reasons have one thing in common—they rest on a base of lies and half truths. But this is not simply a book about the history of tobacco and the scientific debate on its dangers. It also examines why, given the status of the evidence against it, there is a war against tobacco. Dr Gabb shows that this war is part of a much larger project of lifestyle regulation by the ruling class, and that its function is to provide a set of plausible excuses for the extraction of resources from the people and for the exercise of power over them. This book provides a kind of “unified field” theory to bring within a single explanatory structure some of the most important attacks on free choice and government limitation that we face today.< Less
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The University Outside State ControlBy John Kersey Hardcover: £20.15
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Despite historic ties, universities have generally enjoyed relative freedom from state control until the coming of the post-war era. In this collection of writings, Professor John Kersey, who is… More > President of European-American University and an established consultant with over 1,000 expert opinions on international credentials submitted for use before the US government, looks both at the mechanisms by which this freedom has been eroded and considers the theory and practice of the independent private sector university today. This unique book, the first to examine its subject in significant depth, is written accessibly to introduce the reader to a range of complex issues necessary for the understanding of the relationship between universities and the state. It makes a powerful case both for university freedom and for allied individual freedom in tertiary education through the use of distance and non-traditional educational methodologies.< Less
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A History of the Central School of ReligionBy John Kersey Hardcover: £8.49
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This book traces the history of one of the pioneers of distance and non-traditional education. The Central School of Religion, founded in 1896, is the oldest still-extant correspondence theological… More > school. A concluding section addresses the distinctive academic dress of the School.< Less
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Arnold Harris Mathew and the Old Catholic Movement in England 1908-52By John Kersey Paperback: £16.50
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A revised and condensed reprint of the author’s “A History of the Old Catholic Movement in England”, this book gives a detailed account of the life of Arnold Harris Mathew, consecrated by… More > the Union of Utrecht as Old Catholic bishop in England, and outlines his successors in the form of the Old Roman Catholic Church of Great Britain and the Liberal Catholic Church.< Less
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Joseph-Rene Vilatte (1854-1929): Some aspects of his life, work and successionBy John Kersey Paperback: £16.50
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This work attempts to provide a compact and accessible scholarly re-evaluation of the life and work of Joseph-René Vilatte (Mar Timotheos), a towering figure in the Free Catholic movement. It… More > attempts to provide a general biographical study of Vilatte, and then to discuss some particular aspects of his succession, including the posthumous attacks on him. It offers answers to the reader who is perhaps curious as to why an intelligent and well-intentioned clergyman whose work brought comfort and hope to several hundred folk at the least has been so extensively vilified by those he once worked alongside. Published by the Arnold Harris Mathew Center for the Study of the Independent Sacramental Movement at European-American University (Commonwealth of Dominica).< Less
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Conservative Party Politicians at the Turn of the 20th/21st Centuries: Their Attitudes, Behaviour and BackgroundBy Dr Nigel Gervas Meek Paperback: £55.00
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The book is a multi-focus analysis of the attitudes, behaviour and background of UK Conservative politicians at the turn of the 20th/21st centuries. Respondents were MPs, Peers, MEPs, Scottish MPs,… More > Welsh and Greater London Assembly members, and local councillors in Scotland, Wales and England. Topics covered include: the United Kingdom; the environment; business, labour relations, welfare and the economy; Britain, Europe and the wider world; ethnicity, citizenship and national identity; society and culture; the conduct of politics; the political parties; religion; the 2001 Conservative Party leadership contest; and general political ideology. Quantitative analysis was carried out using SPSS and other tools. There is a foreword by Dr Syed Kamall MEP.< Less
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One response to “14% Reduction on Books by Sean Gabb, John Kersey and Nigel Meek

  1. In the 1930s the American P.E. Moore (the ally of Irving Babbitt in the “New Humanism” current of American thought) visited his former student T.S. Eliot in Britain.

    At first Moore was enchanted – Britain (especially England) was so peaceful, compared to the bitter political disputes that divided the United States in the 1930s (and still divide the United States – concerning the position of the state in economic and social life, and the never ending Culture Wars). But then Moore was horrified….

    P.E. Moore was horrified because he understood that Britain was peaceful because the political-cultural debate had already been lost – utterly lost. The idea that there should be limits on government power in the United Kingdom was simply not credible to the intellectual and political classes – the thought ideas of “rights” (in the old sense of limitations on government power) and natural law simply funny. The state could (and should) do anything it wanted to – that was the “modern” consensus.

    The United Kingdom (again especially England) looked the same – like a flower hit by a sudden freeze and turned to ice (dead – but still beautiful). But it was spiritually (in its beliefs) dead.

    This is why Hayek later dedicated his “The Road to Serfdom” to the “socialist of all parties” in the United Kingdom. After all even senior Conservatives in Britain said (in all seriousness) such thing as the need to avoid “a Kulak class in Africa” (as if a independent farmer was a bad thing). Planning Boards, and Public Services (and so on) were the religion of all parties.

    It is possible that World War II could have been avoided – by standing up to the National Socialists in 1938 (the German military were unprepared for war in early 1938, even months later the Panzers broke down on the road to Prague, – had Britain and France not betrayed the Czechs the German military might have got rid of Hitler and his regime). but the fate of the United Kingdom may (perhaps) have already been sealed.

    Sealed by the collapse of anti socialist thought in the British elite itself. By a collapse of their belief system – with such things as British Bill of Rights no longer (even in the 1930s) being believed in.