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Anthem Discussion Series 2020
March 27-Apr 24, 2020
by The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI)


Ayn Rand's Anthem

A free book discussion series for students, open to all.

  • How did Ayn Rand think of the idea for Anthem?
  • What is most important about the characters Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000?
  • What ideas led to the dismal world depicted in Anthem?
  • Why does Rand consider the word “ego” to be sacred?

Join us live to discuss these and other questions!

In this limited, 4-episode series, teachers from the Ayn Rand Institute will lead discussions on Ayn Rand's Anthem, covering background material on Rand and the book; an overview of the story; an analysis of the characters, themes and plot; comparisons to other works; and how the novel relates to the era in which it was written and to today. (Note: A similar series is available on The Fountainhead.)

This series is aimed at high school students but open to all, and would be especially beneficial to those entering the Anthem essay contest. Discussions take place on the Zoom webinar platform. To protect student privacy, attendees are only able to see and communicate with the teachers, not with each other.

Supplemental Info

  • Overview and webinar registration

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