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Anthem | [Ayn Rand]

Anthem

Ayn Rand’s dystopic science fiction novella takes 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 and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned -- when it is allowed to occur at all -- and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.
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Ayn Rand’s dystopic science-fiction novella takes 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 and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned -- when it is allowed to occur at all -- and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. 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.

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    DLW Gurnee, IL USA 06-26-14
    DLW Gurnee, IL USA 06-26-14 Member Since 2006

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    "Scares me how real this book sounds"
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    The book when written most likely sounded absurd, it is scary how we are moving twords the absurd.

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    brett new york, NY, United States 05-05-13
    brett new york, NY, United States 05-05-13 Member Since 2010

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    "I missed the point but Logan's Run is familiar"

    I am glad this was a novella and I had this on 2x speed and it still felt like a chore to get through. The narration was like listening to " How to install ink into a printer For Dummies "
    I had purchased Ayn Rand's other audio book before I had listened to this . So I have 32 hours of The Fountainhead to listen to , I hope it was not a mistake .

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