We is a novel written in 1920 by Yevgeny Zamyatin. It is considered the first major dystopian novel as well as an influence on both Brave New World and Anthem. George Orwell believed that We was a stronger novel than Brave New World because while the Brave New World shows an ultimately pointless society, the We shows an "intuitive grasp of the irrational side of totalitarianism." However, both Brave New World and We share the following strength: the insight that unfree societies tend to use sexual "freedom" to make their subjects forget that they do not enjoy true freedom, a practice seen in just about every real-world tyranny.
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