Anthem is a dystopian novel written by Ayn Rand in 1938. The novel is set in a future society where individuals have no rights, no individuality and no personal freedom. The story follows the life of the protagonist, Equality 7-2521, as he discovers the concept of the self and individuality, and rebels against the collectivist society that seeks to suppress it.
The novel is known for its exploration of themes such as individuality, freedom, and the dangers of collectivism and totalitarianism. The novel also explores the idea of the individual versus the state, and the importance of personal autonomy and the right to think and act for oneself.
Anthem is considered a classic of libertarian literature and is still widely read and studied today for its powerful and thought-provoking exploration of individualism and freedom, and its warning against the dangers of collectivism and totalitarianism. The novel is also considered as a literary work of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, which emphasizes reason, individualism, and capitalism.