Her first novel, We The Living, appeared in Saying that "Rand implies that a sinister conspiracy of purveyors of brotherhood has prevented its American publication until now", they ironically concluded, "One can only regret that the conspiracy finally broke down.
From his tunnel, Equality records episodes from his childhood. He is using stolen paper to write his journal.
There's a problem with this paper. In contrast, the people of Anthem believe that the world is flat and the sun revolves around it, and that bleeding people is a decent form of medicine.
As Equality is driven by his "sin" from the purported paradise of collectivism and regains the true paradise of individualism, one hears a distinct echo of the Christian story of fall and redemption. She was working from a different premise.