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Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power (SIGNED)

Gabb, Sean

ISBN 10: 0954103203 / ISBN 13: 9780954103200
Published by The Hampden Press, London, 2005
Condition: As New Soft cover
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States "First Edition, February 2005." ISBN listed to copyright page is 0-9541032-4-6, but we suspect that's actually the ISBN of one of Mr. Gabb's novels, "The Column of Phogas." We have instead used here the ISBN from the rear wrap of the book in hand: 0-9541032-0-3. English Libertarian (yes, there may actually be one or two others, as he's billed as "Director of Communications for the Libertarian Alliance) surveys the history of tobacco regulation and taxation, and finds all the rationales "rest on a base of lies and half truths." The author has dated "2nd June 2006" and inscribed this copy to the FEE to Doug French, former president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. 189 pp. in glossy color wraps. Reduced from $60. Bookseller Inventory # 004090

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Title: Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power...

Publisher: The Hampden Press, London

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Cover Illustration "Self Portrait with Cigarette" by Henri-Edmond "Cross," 1880

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Dispatches from a Dying Country is an acerbic account of the gradual deconstruction of the essentially liberal traditions of England, a country that the author argues - and documents - is moving even closer to a police state. England is becoming a nation of serfs under surveillance, harried for their own alleged good by government and special interests that make use of assorted moral panics to establish the hegemony. The alleged menace of religious cults, of drugs, drunk drivers, demonic gun owners, pedophiles, pornographers and the specter of racism are just parts of the plague of mythological and socially constructed pseudo-menaces that are used to engineer the legitimization of our rulers. Dr. Gabb further exposes the sordid power lusts, tactics and hypocrisies of what he terms the Enemy Class - the parasitic class of politicians, administrators, lawyers, experts, educators, media people and state employees - who are constructing their new order on a trumped-up basis of post-socialist corporatism and politically correct pieties. He is no less virulent, however, against what he calls the Quisling Right, those Tory politicians and their media cronies who posture as defenders of freedom, but do nothing effective to defend it in practice.

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