Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Zora Neale Hurston on War, Race, the State, and Liberty
By David T. Beito
This article appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of The Independent Review


Liberty, individualism, and self-reliance have rarely had more enthusiastic champions than Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Zora Neal Hurston. Unyielding to the collectivist tenor of their times, each of these writers offered remarkably prescient insights about the New Deal welfare-warfare state and the internal contradictions of communism.

Other Independent Review articles by David T. Beito
    Summer 2016   "New Deal Witch Hunt": The Buchanan Committee Investigation of the Committee for Constitutional Government
    Spring 2016   The “Lodger Evil” and the Transformation of Progressive Housing Reform, 1890–1930
    Fall 2010   Selling Laissez-faire Antiracism to the Black Masses: Rose Wilder Lane and the Pittsburgh Courier
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