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Anthem

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand. Written in 1937 and first published in 1938. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Collectivism and Socialism, along with the repressive totalitarian regime have even removed the word "I' from their spoken and written language in a repressive system of government.history is being revised to remove or change anything the regime doesn't like. Anthem reads like a foreshadowing of the current politically correct, cancel-culture movement.

The young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research and instead of waiting for the annual "Time of Mating" where a mate is selected for young adults, he falls in love with an unapproved peasant girl. His struggle to gain individuality and to have a life with his newfound love get him in big trouble with the authoritarian government

Ayn Rand's staunch pro capitalism and anti-communist \ socialist Obejectivism Philosophy can be found throughout most of her works. She has been credited with being one of the most influential women philosophers in history. She has inspired at least two generations of libertarians.

Notable Awards and Credits for Anthem include:

  • Nominated for a Retrospective Hugo Award for "Best Novella" in 2014
  • The Libertarian Futurist Society awarded Anthem its Hall of Fame Award in 1987.
  • Neal Peart of the Canadian rock band, RUSH credited Anthem for Rush's "2112" and released a song called "Anthem"
  • In 1991, Michael Paxton wrote, directed, and co-produced a stage adaptation of Anthem, which appeared at the Lex Theater in Hollywood.
  • Several other theatrical adaptations have followed since Michael Paxton's 1991 adaptation.
The list of people who have credited Ayn Rand with influencing them or have claimed they have read her books reads like a Who's Who of Conservative \ Libertarian Politicians, and Celebrities.

Here are a few:

  • President Donald Trump
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Former US Congressman Ron Paul,
  • Former US Congressman and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
  • Pres. Ronald Reagan
  • Justice Clarence Thomas
  • Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson
  • Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan
  • Author, Journalist and TV News Host, John Stossel
  • The Christian Pop Star, Pat Boone even sang a song with several sentences that seem to have been lifted straight out of Anthem.






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  • Title: Anthem
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 9798657345322
  • Length: 0.18 inch
  • Width: 5.98 inch
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitle: A Classic Distopian Novella
  • Format: PaperBack
  • Category: Dystopian
  • Publication Date: 27/06/2020
  • Pages: 76
  • Height: 9.02 inch
  • Weight: 0.27 pound

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