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Anthem
Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
ISBN: 36414
Pages: 128
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Science fiction, derivative of Zamyatin's _We_ but with Ayn Rand's quintessential prosperity focussed individualism. A short, brisk, enjoyable read.
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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.