Officers of the LA

gabbSean Gabb (Director) is the author of more than forty 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. 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 three further 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 first degree was in History. His PhD is in English History. He is currently Honorary Vice-President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute UK, and is Director of the School of Ancient Studies. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.

davis.jpgDavid Davis (Director of Northern Affairs) is a founder member of the Libertarian Alliance back in the 1970s.

He read Biochemistry at Worcester College, Oxford before a long career in advertising, PR, and later picture-framing. He has also run a retail business in London.

In 2000 he retired with his family to the north of England. Having previously served as Chief Scientific Adviser, he now contributes to and edits the Blog, focusing on general classical liberal philosophy and current affairs. He is responsible for the Libertarian Alliance in the north of England.

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Professor John Kersey  (Director of Cultural Affairs) is a British educationalist, musician and clergyman known for his radical traditionalist, paleolibertarian views. He is Vice-President of the Traditional Britain Group. He holds academic and administrative positions at several universities and consults on matters concerning international credentials for law firms in the United States. After graduate study at the Royal College of Music and Christ’s College, Cambridge (Bachelor of Arts status, subsequently Master of Arts status), he was elected to a Junior Fellowship at the RCM. He has subsequently made the first recordings of numerous piano works of the nineteenth-century. He combines his teaching and consulting with voluntary work for the Church, in which he is ordained. He is currently Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, a Continuing Anglican denomination.

linleyProfessor Andrew Linley is an English paleolibertarian with particular interests in apriorism, praxeology, and Western culture. He is ordained in the Apostolic Episcopal Church. A Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Andrew holds degrees and diplomas in theology, humanities, and music. An experienced liturgist, he has compiled and edited a number of the liturgies of the former English Liberal Free Church. He is a Certified Funeral Minister, and has been listed as a Funeral Officiant in the Natural Death Handbook. His academic specialisms lie in sacramental theology, liturgical ceremonial and vesture. He is responsible for a parish of the Free Church of England in Broadstairs, Kent. He is married and lives in London. 

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Keir Martland (Director of Publications)  is a conservative-libertarian in both the Austrian School and British Tory traditions. He reads History at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he is a member of a number of societies including the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society, the Union Society, and the Conservative Association. A member of the Conservative Party, he has previously held elected posts in local Conservative Future branches, and he identifies with both the traditionalist and libertarian elements within that party. He is a regular speaker at libertarian conferences such as at Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Property and Freedom Society in Bodrum, Turkey. Other speaking engagements have included at universities. He also appears in the news media from time to time, such as on Dublin City FM discussing the European Union Referendum in 2016, and on Cambridge University student radio station Cam FM. His writings have been published by The Salisbury Review, The Backbencher, Quadrangle Magazine, among others, and he has published a book of selected essays under the title Political and Cultural Essays. In his spare time, he is a Warden at his College’s Chapel, volunteers for the Order of Malta, plays the piano in which he holds Grade 5 Practice, has an interest in botany, and holds a 4th Kyu in Shotokan Karate. He is to be contacted at keir@libertarian.co.uk

jankowskiJakub Jankowski is a Polish émigré, originally from Radomsko, who lives in the East Midlands region of England. He is currently studying Politics at Royal Holloway, London, where he is President of the Polish Society.

Alongside being fluent in both English and Polish, he cultivates an avid interest in all things eastern European and Slavic.

Jakub has written articles relating to Polish politics for the Blog as well as having participated in the Free Life Podcast. Jakub is a registered sympathiser of the Polish right-libertarian, monarchist KORWiN party.

His greatest influences include his maternal grandfather, a former Solidarity activist who instilled in him a deep-rooted sense of Polish patriotism, and Janusz Korwin-Mikke MEP, an outspoken libertarian philosopher, politician and monarchist.

Mario Huet (Online Administrator) has a long-standing interest in computers, and oversees the day to day running of the LA Forum. He can be contacted at mario@libertarian.co.uk

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