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Anthem By Ayn Rand
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A dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, first published in 1938. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age as a result of the evils of irrationality... More > and collectivism and the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics.< Less
Anthem By Ayn Rand
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Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and... More > socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "I" is punishable by death). The characters: Equality 7-2521 is described as "six feet tall, 21 year old male". According to The New Ayn Rand Companion, Equality 7-2521 experiments with electricity to become a literal and figurative bringer of light, similar to Prometheus. He is named "The Unconquered" by Liberty 5-3000, and also named himself Prometheus. Liberty 5-3000 is the love interest of Equality 7-2521. She is described as being "brave and single-minded.< Less
Anthem By Ayn Rand
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Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking... More > and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word “I” has disappeared from the language). As is common in her work, Rand draws a clear distinction between the “socialist/communal” values of equality and brotherhood and the “productive/capitalist” values of achievement and individuality. The story also parallels Stalinist Russia, which was currently going on at the time as the story was published.< Less
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Dystopian Science Fiction It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were... More > speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone. We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so. May we be forgiven! But this is not the only sin upon us. We have committed a greater crime, and for this crime there is no name. What punishment awaits us if it be discovered we know not, for no such crime has come in the memory of men and there are no laws to provide for it. It is dark here. The flame of the candle stands still in the air. Nothing moves in this tunnel save our hand on the paper. We are alone here under the earth. It is a fearful word, alone. The laws say that none among men may be alone, ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and...< Less
Anthem By Ayn Rand
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The story of Anthem takes place in some unspecified future time and place in which freedom and individual rights have been obliterated. Collectivism — the political philosophy holding that an... More > individual exists solely to serve the state — is dominant and has led to the establishment of a global dictatorship of the Fascist or Communist variety.< Less
Ayn Rand and Objectivism By Russell Madden
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A collection of essays about Ayn Rand and the world from an Objectivist perspective. Topics include Ayn Rand, Objectivism, fuel for the soul in Atlas Shrugged, free will and determinism, skepticism,... More > government and anarchy, values and virtues, fascism, war, guns, intellectual property, reviews of books about Rand and Objectivism, and other issues of interest.< Less
Why Ayn Rand is Wrong (and Why It Matters) By Levi Asher
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A completely new approach to the ethics of Ayn Rand! "Ayn Rand deserves to be taken seriously, and she deserves to be seriously refuted", argues author Levi Asher, who offers to take on any... More > Objectivist believers on purely logical grounds and prove that Ayn Rand was a flawed, if fascinating, philosopher. An essential study of one of the most influential and relevant thinkers of our time.< Less
For the New Intellectual; the Philosophy of Ayn Rand Study Guide By BookRags.com
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The For the New Intellectual; the Philosophy of Ayn Rand Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of For the New Intellectual; the Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand. It includes a... More > detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on For the New Intellectual; the Philosophy of Ayn Rand.< Less
Either Freedom or Slavery: Individual Liberty and the Novels of Ayn Rand By Karen C. Nolan
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Until now, Ayn Rand's novels have been almost exclusively discussed in terms of Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Either Freedom or Slavery: Individual Liberty and the Novels of Ayn Rand, approaches... More > the novels as literature, in particular, as novels firmly entrenched in traditional American literary history. These six essays address topics as diverse as modern feminism and male-female interactions; George Orwell and the dystopic mis-use of science and technology; C.S. Lewis and Christianity; and Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, and slavery, all the while addressing the foundational theme of the book, Rand's application of traditional American rugged individualism to contemporary story telling.< Less

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