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Ayn Rand's Views on Communism

Summary: Ayn Rand's novel "We the Living" is a codemnation of communism as a societal and political system. Communism is based upon an all-powerful state in which individual rights are sacrificed for the good of the nation. Rand's view is that a human's calling is to live for himself or herself, that humanity is inherently free and that repressing freedom turns people into animals.
Ayn Rand's View on Communism

Regarding the autobiographical nature of Kira, the main character in We the Living, Ayn Rand said "The specific events of Kira's life were not mine; her ideas, her convictions, her values were and are." (xvii) So by examining Kira's views on different things one can conclude Rand most likely shares the same views. If one reads We the Living it is very evident what Rand's views of Communism are: she is out rightly opposed to it and its core values.

These core values that Communism are built on are based on these principals: what is best for the state is best for the individual, the state is all-important, and the state fulfills everyone's needs. These ideas manifest themselves in the abolition of personal rights, the exultation of the working class, the rampant and extreme nationalism, and the development of phrases that are meant...

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