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The Libertarian Legacy of Rose Wilder Lane

April 14, 2010 by

During the ’30s Rose Wilder Lane became a leading opponent of the New Deal. The “real political question” of the ’30s, Lane wrote, was “the choice between American individualism and European national socialism.” FULL ARTICLE by Jeff Riggenbach

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JuanGarofalo April 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm

“Americans have fought many wars; they have even begun wars. They have never made a war. Every war that Americans have fought, they have fought to defend the individual against the aggressions of men who did not recognize the fact of individual freedom.”

“Americans are fighting a World War now because the Revolution is World Revolution. Freedom creates this new world that cannot exist half slave and half free. It will be free.”

” Win this war ? Of course Americans will win this war. This is only a war; there is more than that. Five generations of Americans have led the Revolution, and the time is coming when Americans will set this whole world free.”

How can any sane person mistake the american nationalist-fascist rose lane for a libertarian?

Vanmind April 15, 2010 at 3:04 am

Funny, according to my sources it was FDR whose policies both before and during the war mimicked those of Mussolini and Hitler. Perhaps RWL was speaking about ideological liberty and had no particular insight into the similarities between the various governments of the Axis and Allies.

Hitler and Stalin, two sides, same coin, blah blah. Also recall Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki and then ask yourself if FDR and Churchill were both nationalist-fascists. I’ll bet RWL had no idea what her government was about to do, and I’ll bet it had a large impact on her later years and her mentoring of MacBride.

Still, even the LP is a political party, so that’s pretty weak. The One Ring has a will of its own.

Brooke April 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I’m under 40, and at least I know who Macbride was now. Thank you. Now that I’m finally finished with that worthless college education, I have time to learn some TRUE history like this. Man our school system has got to go.

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