Who is Rose Wilder Lane?

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Featured Figure | Rose Wilder Lane

Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886 – October 30, 1968) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelistpolitical theorist and daughter of American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder. Along with two other female writers, Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson, Lane is noted as one of the founders of the American libertarian movement.

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Daughter of famed author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose’s story begins with her infatuation with Communism and the Communist Party in America. But after a trip to Soviet Russia, she learned that Communism was not the enlightened path to freedom, community, and prosperity that she so longed for.

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B.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University. My writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson. I am a confessionally Reformed Christian orthodox Presbyterian in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)
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