How Ayn Rand's Dystopian Novella Anticipated Cancel Culture
Recent legislators, activists, and education reformers have promised to lead us into a new world of equity. No longer will some groups have a different lifestyle from others. No longer will some groups have a different education from others. There will be reform or else, Hawk Newsome warns, "we will burn down this system and replace it."
For a preview of these
glories, we have only to open Ayn Rand's Anthem. In this dystopian
novella, collectivists achieve their ideal by burning cities and books, then
implementing central planning. Now everyone is equal: equally poor, equally
housed, equally limited in what they can say and do and think.