Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, first
published in 1938. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind
has entered another dark age as a result of the evils of irrationality and
collectivism and 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 (for example, the
word "I" has disappeared from the language). 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
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.