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Isabel Paterson

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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.

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The Humanitarian with the Guillotine

03/23/2018Mises Daily Articles
"The slaughter committed by barbarians would not add up to one-tenth the horrors perpetrated by rulers with good intentions."
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God of the Machine

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

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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Never Ask The End

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

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