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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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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
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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" or "Ego" is punishable by death). The main character Equality 7-2521, writing in a tunnel under the earth, later revealed to be an ancient subway tunnel, explains his background, the society around him, and his emigration. His exclusive use of plural pronouns ("we", "our", "they") to refer to himself and others tells a tale of complete socialization and governmental control. The idea of the World Council was to eliminate all individualist ideas. He is eager to think and question, and unwilling to give up himself for others, which violates the principles upon which Anthem's society is founded.< Less
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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
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This is Anthem Flint's first book. It covers the art of using a pendulum in the real world and in performance. Anthem Flint begins by teaching you how to make decisions using the pendulum. Then, he... More > shows how to help others make decisions with the pendulum. From there he moves onto jaw dropping and emotionally powerful routines that will stick with you wherever you go. Anthem teaches hard-hitting mentalism with emotional undertones, an unwritten Q&A, and mental magic routines that will leave your audience floored. Anthem has been fooling even the most learned magicians with his 1 in 52 routine. Anthem Flint's mentor, Losander, even said it's one of the best card tricks he's ever seen. Anthem Closes the book by teaching an effect that will involve everyone in your audience and leave them with a memory and a souvenir that will stick with them forever! If you want to lift your magic to new levels, read Pendulums by Anthem Flint!< Less
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