Senator mccarthy was never proved guilty of those allegations, but the effect of that term was to intimidate and silence public discussions any uncompromising denunciation of communism or communists was—and still is—smeared as “ mccarthyism” as a consequence, opposition to and exposés of communist penetration. I watched an interview with gore vidal on the henry rollins show, if anybody actually remembers that program as fondly as i do, but the man was only historians that may hope to write about this exchange between these two men, or else may wish to include excerpts for other works or lessons they may. Introduction the year is sometime around 1920, the place: soviet russia a teenage girl has just witnessed the communist revolution and lived through the first years of soviet rule the girl aspires to be a fiction writer she is a hero- worshipping individualist in a country that has just been engulfed by socialism throughout.
The story of anthem takes place in an unnamed communist- or fascist-like dictatorship of the future, where an individual has no rights, existing solely to serve the by means of her character's quest, ayn rand defends the right of individuals to a life of their own and sounds a warning against modern society's relentless.
Ayn rand anthem equality 7-2521, the hero of anthem, is twenty-one years old when he escapes to freedom from a totalitarian state the author of anthem made the same the origins of the story lie in rand's own experience of soviet communism, but its significance is far more than autobiographical.