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Anthem
Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
ISBN: 22997
Pages: 123
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i believe that this book is just as relevant today as it was in the '30's when it was written.
it is about escapism and running from a society where individuality is definitly NOT encoouraged....just like today!!!!!
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Anthem is Ayn Rands classic tale of a dark future age of the great "We"a world that deprives individuals of name, independence, and values. Written a full decade before George Orwell's "1984," this dystopian novel depicts a man who seeks escape from a society in which individuality has been utterly destroyed. Rand expertly shows how collectivism (including social programs in the United States) destroys freedom and individuality. Her philosophy is simple: "planning" is a synonym for "collectivism," and "collectivism" is a metaphor for communism and tyranny. This important book should be read by all who are concerned about the role of government in modern life.