Hello. IÕm Anthony Gregory.


IÕve written hundreds of articles covering current events, foreign policy, civil liberties, history, law, philosophy, and economics. While my political views have changed over the years and continued to be challenged, I have identified with libertarian anarchism for the last thirteen years. Before that I was a more conservative-leaning libertarian.

As research fellow at the Independent Institute, IÕve had pieces published in The Atlantic, Washington Times, Bloomberg Business Week, Christian Science Monitor, San Diego Union Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Huffington Post, Human Events, and many other publications. My writing has also appeared in Future of Freedom Foundation periodicals as well as in the American Conservative, Counterpunch, Antiwar.com, LewRockwell.com, Mises.org, The Freeman, Liberty, Reason Magazine, The Independent Review, and Journal of Libertarian Studies.

In 2013, the Independent Institute, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, published my first book, The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the KingÕs Prerogative to the War on Terror, a revisionist review of the literature on the Great WritÕs development from England to the Bush and Obama administrations, arguing that the insufficiencies of habeas have always arisen out of the writÕs essence as a tool of state power. The book won the Prose Award for best law and legal studies book of the year.

This year I completed the manuscript to a second book with the Institute, a critical look at the surveillance stateÕs development in American history, U.S. intelligence operations in the war on terror, privacy rights and the Fourth Amendment.

Growing up, I wanted to be an actor, puppeteer, animator, or special effects technician. In the late 1990s I graduated from San Jose High and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. In 2003 I earned my B.A. in American history at the University of California at Berkeley. I return this fall to its Ph.D. program. My main focus is modern U.S. history and the intersection of war, law, and state power. I am also interested in the cultural history of American cuisine.  

I played in the same rock band, the melatones, for 15 years, and have written hundreds of songs. I love all kinds of rock and pop music, and the rest of music is great too. Favorite pop artists include the Beatles, Ween, Phish, Bob Dylan, and Metallica. I love food, reading, and television shows. I can cook pretty well. I like Converse shoes and tailored suits.

I live in the East Bay, California, with my wife Nicole and our dog Mishka.