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A Literary Guide to Understanding Tyrannies and Dictatorships

Published in English 1924, and the first novel to be banned by the Soviet Censorship Board, “We” is a dystopian novel about a future nation constructed almost entirely of glass in order to aid mass surveillance. Said to have influenced both Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Orwell’s “1984,” “We” imagines a world in which freedom and happiness are incompatible.

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