The Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority

The Discovery of Freedom Man s Struggle Against Authority This is a book of timeless importance It must be read by anyone who is seriously interested in the heritage of liberty not just in America but the world over And reading it is a joy Lane who is said

  • Title: The Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority
  • Author: Rose Wilder Lane
  • ISBN: 9780930073008
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a book of timeless importance It must be read by anyone who is seriously interested in the heritage of liberty not just in America, but the world over And reading it is a joy Lane, who is said to have written the book at white heat, was at once a brilliant thinker and a gifted storyteller.This book is a withering attack on statism, nationalism, and what NobelThis is a book of timeless importance It must be read by anyone who is seriously interested in the heritage of liberty not just in America, but the world over And reading it is a joy Lane, who is said to have written the book at white heat, was at once a brilliant thinker and a gifted storyteller.This book is a withering attack on statism, nationalism, and what Nobel Laureate F A Hayek calls the fatal conceit of national economic planning It is an intellectual tour de force that stood up to the collectivist paradigm of its time and pointed the way to rediscovering the principles of the American Revolution a true revolution unlike those of the Old World that are revolutions only in the sense that a wheel s turning is a revolution Her exciting description of the revolutionary period you can tell she wishes she d been there to lend a hand to Paine, Mason, Jefferson and the gang is the best of a brilliant book.Rose Wilder Lane was a truly remarkable woman Like Jefferson, she attacked life, living it to the fullest, as adventurer, journalist, world traveler, iconoclast, and just prior to her death, war corespondent in Vietnam Not surprisingly, the clear eyed determination and supercharged energy she brings to attacking the enemies of liberty in Discovery is unique among prominent pro liberty writers Free download at mises

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  • Rose Wilder Lane

    Rose Wilder Lane December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist She is noted with Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson as one of the founding mothers of the American libertarian movement.

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  • The idea put forward by Rose Wilder Lane has merit. I think most people would agree that limited government interference in one's life leads to an increased ability to survive and thrive in this world. It's and idea that acknowledges that government cannot understand any one person's individual needs so laws and regulations that try to shape the behaviors and actions of an individual are generally a bad thing. Had Lane simply presented this idea, its successes and its failures, there would have [...]


  • Sept. 12, 2017: Listened to most of the book again over the last week or so and loved it just as much, perhaps more, than I did before. What a wonderful book. There are flaws, for sure, as the introductions make clear, but the overall theme and many, many, probably most of her points backing up the theme are very solid. Highly recommended.March 27, 2017:I actually listened to the audiobook version of this edition from Laissez Faire Books. The main narrator was Jeff Riggenbach. The Preface by Jef [...]


  • I didn’t give this book a 5 only because if wasn’t polished, which I believe is the same complaint Laura Wilder Lane has.This book really lays it out in black and white, in clear descriptions, of why nations are cursed with poverty and stagnation, or prosper and flourish. The “Old World” believed that people needed authority to exist and that government is the great human parent that grants permissions and takes care of people. The “New World” exposed that belief as a lie. Individual [...]


  • There were so many moments I wanted to leap online and give this book 5 stars as a high-five, so many times I looked around for paper to jot down a great quote or insight. It was like an entire book expanding on one of my favorite book quotes, from Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, about how the state and society don't exist, save as the manifestation of the acts of responsible individuals, with whom responsibility and blame must solely lie. Despite having internalized this already [...]


  • This is the quintessential work on the origins and nature of freedom, of the split between American and European thinking on government and liberty. If you’ve read Mainspring of Human Progress, The Five Thousand Year Leap or anything else on American government or freedom you need to forget them and read this foundational book (exceptions: Constitution, Declaration and Federalist Papers) then build back up again with the other stuff. The genius of this work is the soil it grew out of; Lane rep [...]


  • I'm excited to be reading this book! Rose Wilder Lane was the daughter of Laura Ingals Wilder! Rose was leaning toward socialism at one point in her life. Then went Europe as a writer for the Red Cross just after World War I and had quite the Paradigm shift! Very excited to read it all!!!!


  • Interesting Quotes:"Men in office do not use their energy productively; that is not their function. Their function is to use human energy as force to stop the uses of human energy that a majority does not approve, or at least does not defend. Men in government must take the wealth they consumer, from the wealth that productive men create." -Rose Wilder Lane, the Discovery of Freedom"From Sultan to slave, every good Moslem lived in submission to the Unknowable, as Spartans submitted to the Law of [...]


  • Essential reading if flawed. The book appears to me to be a collection of essays that are collected without sufficient editorial oversight to make them read more as one work. There is an awkward repetition and lack of coherent organization that makes it somewhat off-putting if taken as one long read, but when treated as many shorter works, most of the segments are, in themselves, profound. The author was a journalist (and a novelist) so there are no citations for her warrants, making it hard to [...]


  • While not a perfect book (it could have used a little more aggressive editor) this book was an excellent reminder of where freedom and human rights come from, as well as the role government plays in both defending and infringing upon those rights. Plus, it came as a pleasant surprise that anything good could come from Little House On The Prairie. Yes, Rose Wilder Lane is baby Rose from Little House On The Prairie, half pint's daughter. I would recommend this books to friends and family.


  • Impressive argument for human freedom and a compelling frame in which to view the world and society's history. I would give it five star but some of the nuts and bolts of the history is incorrect and years later the author recognized this and she actually regretted the work. However this absolutely does not take away from the message and the beautiful delivery.


  • A great book written in 1943(?) detailing mans struggle against authority in essence, the same story Larken Rose tells in The Most Dangerous Superstition.


  • Very slow start and almost gave up half way through. I am very glad I perservered! The second half is wonderful, insightful and spooky with how accurate it is looking at today.



  • I wish this book and Rose Wilder Lane was better known. This book articulated the reasoning behind us who are liberty minded.




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