Anthem, the dystopian science fiction novella by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand, takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered a Dark Age. The author imagines a society destroyed by collectivism, the philosophy that individuals exist only to contribute to the well-being of everyone. There is no more I, just we. In this romantic fiction story, everyone is forced to be equal and to think the same. Anthem by Ayn Rand is food for thought.