Chris R. Tame

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Dr. Chris R. Tame was the founder and Director of the Libertarian Alliance in the late 1970s. Prior to this, he worked for the National Association for Freedom and the Institute for Economic Affairs, and served as director of FOREST, the anti-anti-smoking lobby, in the 1980s. He died in 2006 after a short and unexpected illness.

From the website of the Libertarian Alliance[1]:

A former director of the Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST) he has written extensively over the years in Britain and abroad. He has edited The Bibliography of Freedom for the Centre for Policy Studies and has contributed to such books as The Case for Private Enterprise, The New Right Enlightenment and The Politics of Crime Control. His essays have appeared in such journals as The Jewish Journal of Sociology, Il Politico, Science and Public Policy, The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Werifrei and Economic Affairs.
A graduate in American Studies from Hull University, he was later awarded a PhD from Middlesex University. A public affairs professional who has worked in a variety of fields, he is one of Britain's best known libertarian broadcasters and writers.


  • Chris R. Tame, "Forest's future strategy: a discussion", Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, Bates Number: 507652779/2785, April 1989 (estimated). (This is an internal FOREST report released as part of the settlement of legal actions against the tobacco industry in the US).


  1. About Us, Libertarian Alliance website, accessed December 2003 and May 2011