Isabel Paterson

Isabel Paterson

(1886 - 1961)
BIO

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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FEATURED WORK
The God of the Machine

The God of the Machine

By Isabel Paterson

The God of the Machine celebrated individualism as no one else had yet done.

Never Ask the End

Never Ask the End

By Isabel Paterson

Isabel Paterson had a genius for expressing the zeitgeist of her generation, which was precariously poised between World War I and the Great Depression.

The Shadow Riders

The Shadow Riders

By Isabel Paterson

The first novel published by the author of The God of the Machine.

ALL PUBLICATIONS
  • The God of the Machine
    Published in 2014
    Isabel Paterson (1886–1961) was one of the most erudite and widely educated thinkers to ever grace the libertarian world. This book is her masterwork. Its…
  • Never Ask the End
    Published in
    Isabel Paterson is remembered as one of the three founding mothers of the libertarian movement, along with Ayn Rand and Rose Wilder Lane. In her…
  • The Shadow Riders
    Published in
    Isabel Paterson is remembered as one of the three founding mothers of the libertarian movement, along with Ayn Rand and Rose Wilder Lane. In her…