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How Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand Found Liberty in an Age of Darkness

November 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Critics of libertarianism argue that it is an ideology created by and for privileged white men.
But the modern libertarian movement was founded and kept alive thanks to the writings and advocacy of three unstoppable women: Isabel Paterson, a literary critic; Rose Wilder Lane, a journalist; and Ayn Rand, a philosophical immigrant.
In 1943, Paterson published “The God in the Machine,” Lane “The Discovery of Freedom,” and Rand “The Fountainhead.”
These three books changed the course of libertarianism in the United States.
Timothy Sandefur’s new book “Freedom’s Furies” tells the story of how this trio created a movement based on the principles of individualism and individual rights.
Debunking the stereotypes of libertarians, Sandefur shows how these women inspired future generations to fight for freedom.
Please join us for an introduction to “Freedom’s Furies” by Timothy Sandefur and interim director of Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism.org Paul Meany, followed by a discussion featuring Libertarian activist Carla Howell, Reason Magazine’s Elizabeth Nolan Brown, and Kat Murti from the Cato Institute.
Tune in online and tweet questions using #CatoBooks—or join us in person and enjoy lunch after the event.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.cato.org/events/freedoms-furies


November 30, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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The Cato Institute
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