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Freedom's furies, how Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand found liberty in an age of darkness, Timothy Sandefur

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Freedom's furies, how Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand found liberty in an age of darkness, Timothy Sandefur
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Freedom's furies
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1336594676
Responsibility statement
Timothy Sandefur
Sub title
how Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand found liberty in an age of darkness
Summary
"In 1943, three books appeared that transformed American politics: Isabel Paterson's The God of the Machine, Rose Wilder Lane's The Discovery of Freedom, and Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. Together, they laid the groundwork for what became the modern libertarian movement. Even more striking were the women behind these books: Paterson, a brilliant but misanthropic journalist whose weekly column made her one of the nation's most important literary critics; Lane, a restless writer who secretly coauthored the Little House of the Prairie novels with her mother; and Rand, a philosophically inclined Russian immigrant ferociously devoted to heroic individualism. Working against the backdrop of dramatic changes in literature and politics, they joined forces to rally the nation to the principles of individual freedom that had come under attack at home and abroad. Sometimes friends, at other times bitterly estranged, they became known as "the three furies of libertarianism," and their arguments for freedom, made in the depths of the Great Depression and World War, helped changed the nation forever. Now, for the first time, author Timothy Sandefur examines their lives, ideas, and influences in the context of their times. Not a biography, but a story about personalities and intellectual history, about the literary, political, and cultural influences that shaped the destiny of freedom in America, Freedom's Furies is a book about the struggle to keep a vision of liberty alive in an age of darkness"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Part one: the revolt from the village. The bookworm -- The wandering Jew -- The great engineer -- Part two: The forgotten man. The dictator -- The refugee -- The revolutionary -- The dark horse -- Part three: A new birth of freedom. The self-starter -- The subversive -- The witness -- The new intellectual -- Epilogue
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