Anthem was published in the United Kingdom in 1938, but the U.S. edition was delayed until 1946, following the success of The Fountainhead. Anthem is Rand's Dystopian story about a new Dark Age in which technological advances are carefully planned, and individualism is suppressed. "I" has been replaced by "we." A young man known as "Equality 7-2521" is caught conducting secret science research, he and his girlfriend escape to the forest where they hatch a plan to create a new society based on individualism. Rand expanded the work into a novella; her original intention was as a screenplay.
WE ARE ONE IN ALL AND ALL IN ONE. THERE ARE NO MEN BUT ONLY THE GREAT WE, ONE, INDIVISIBLE AND FOREVER.would be replaced by:
I am. I think. I will. The sacred word: EGO
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