We the Living Essay Contest Information

The Ayn Rand Institute regretfully has cancelled the 2014 We the Living essay contest.

Here are the three essay contests offered for 2014:

  • Anthem (Now accepting submissions from 8th, 9th, & 10th graders)
  • The Fountainhead (Now accepting submissions from 11th & 12th graders)
  • Atlas Shrugged (Will begin accepting submissions this December from 12th graders & college students)
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What explains the prevalence of propaganda depicted in the novel and the endless use of pro-Communist slogans used by everyone, from Party lectures to private conversations?

How does the novel’s theme necessitate the “fates” of the main characters?

Did Ayn Rand believe Communism is a noble idea that was betrayed by power-hungry leaders? How do events in the novel support her assessment of Communism?

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