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Isabel Paterson

Isabel Paterson (1886–1961) was a journalist, author, political philosopher, and a leading literary critic of her day. Along with Rose Wilder Lane and Ayn Rand, she is one of the three founding mothers of American libertarianism.

Never Ask The End

BooksMarch 6, 2010
Paterson's 1933 fictional account of Marta Brown and Pauline Gardiner—two American women in Paris...

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God of the Machine

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Paterson's best known work is her 1943 book The God of the Machine , which at that time was the preeminent individualist manifesto...

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The Humanitarian with the Guillotine

Mises DailyOctober 18, 2007
Most of the harm in the world is done by good people … there must be a very grave error in the means by which they seek to attain their ends...

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