Ayn Rand and Rose Wilder Lane

There’s an interesting article in the New Yorker that discusses the connection between libertarian Ayn Rand and “Little House” memoirist Laura Ingalls Wilder  (or, at least, between Rand and Ingall Wilder’s daughter. Click on the excerpt to go to the full article.

At first glance, Laura Ingalls Wilder, the daughter of pioneers whose hardscrabble life as a farmer redefines frugality, and Ayn Rand, the flamboyant cosmopolite and champion of privilege who lived in a ménage à quatre in New York City, hobnobbing with the élite, do not have much in common beyond, perhaps, the fervor that their work inspires. There is a connection, however.

Wilder’s books were written in collaboration with her only child, Rose Wilder Lane, a best-selling author in her own right.

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