Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston (anarchist), Sean Gabb (classical liberal) and Alex Fontana (altright) to discuss Race Realism.
Posts by Sean Gabb
Terrorism and the Ethics of Collective Punishment
by Sean Gabb
(23rd March 2017)
Outraged by yesterday’s terrorist attack in London, one of my Facebook friends has posted this:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The way to deal with Islamic terrorism is mercilessly. You must not be squeamish about liberal use of the death penalty for those who commit or attempt acts of terror, or their associates. You must not be squeamish about retaliatory acts against their friends and families. Every attendee at their mosque should be deported if a dual of foreign national, then no stone of the building should be left standing and the soil soaked in pigs blood.
If you don’t do these things, or attack those who do, you are enabling terror. You yourself have some blood on your hands. This is not me being angry, for I am not angry at all. I’ve just read some history, and this is how it is. Not taking necessary dissuasive action is profoundly harmful. It is evil.
In this episode 22 of the podcast Rik Storey fills in for Richard Heathen. Rik is joined by Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance to discuss Libertarianism as a tradition of Western Civilization.
I have written nothing for this Blog in over two months. My reasons for this are:
- I have been writing a book that refuses to end;
- My professional workload has expanded without warning and without apparent upper limit.
Many apologies for this, and reassurances to all who may be reading that I haven’t died or lost interest in the Good Cause. My book should finish in the next week. Though my workload for the next month looks set to involve fifteen hour days, seven days a week, I do promise to write something very soon.
And thanks to Neil and to Ilana for keeping the flag aloft in my absence.
On Living in a Moral Sewer
(9th January 2017)
Just over two months ago, I was interviewed by The Daily Mail. Let me give the facts of the story that I was told.
Kelly Jarvis was a police officer in the North of England. In 2013, she took a personal dislike to Fiona Miller, a member of the public. At first, she contented herself with sending poison pen messages by text and via social media. Then, using the access she had to the relevant databases, she fabricated a set of entries to make it appear that Mrs Miller was sleeping with an underage boy and abusing her own son. In 2015, the social workers came knocking. Early in 2016, the police turned up at Mrs Miller’s home so see whether her son was in immediate danger. Continue reading
At home in Deal, Dr Gabb, dressed in twinset and pearls, sits with Christmas tree in background.
At this time of year, few sights evoke more feelings of cheer and goodwill than the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree.
For myself, the tree behind me takes me back to the Christmas of 1993, when my wife and I had been married for nearly one year. It was our first Christmas together as a couple, and it was the first year when she cooked the traditional mushroom soup and fried carp of a Slovak Christmas feast. Continue reading
On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Alliance, I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2017.
I break from my usual custom of denouncing the year now passing as uniquely awful, and predicting worse in the year to come. Instead, I hail 2016 as a Year of Miracles, and look forward with uncommon optimism to 2017.