Ayn Rand's Anthem is a classic that projects the current societal trends into a new, evolved, futuristic world. Rand paints a dark dystopia in which there are no names, no individuals, no independence - essentially nothing but the collection of government-ordained jobs and lives. Collective thought and action, similar to communism, have overtaken the new world. The story centers around Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 and their forbidden inventions and thoughts. Rand uses these characters to develop a sort of counter-culture and rebellion to the new society. A memorable and deep work, focused on the long-lasting effects of a fascist or communist world.
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