This is from the book ANTHEM. In this essay I was told to compare the book with Core Democratic Values (CDV's)

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What is freedom? What would your community be like if rights like this didn't exist? The book "Anthem" tells of a community where your life is basically decided for you. You have no freedoms. Nothing can benefit you alone. Your job for life in chosen. In the society, many fundamental beliefs and constitutional principles of society, known as Core Democratic Values, didn't exist. Three main Core Democratic Values the community lacked that will be discussed were Diversity, Liberty, and Justice.

The belief in the Core Democratic Value "Diversity" is that there is a variety in culture and ethnic background, race, lifestyle, and belief is not only permissible but desirable and beneficial in a pluralist, or different society. One example is the following statement made in the book: (Chap. 1, pg 19) "We are all in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE.

One, indivisible and forever." This is saying that everyone is basically the same and that everyone will always be existing as a whole, or the same. This is defiantly not a diverse community due to no one being at all different. Another supporting example is (Chap 1, page 21) "We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers we allowed our lives. We exist through, and by and for our brothers who are the state. Amen." This means that no certain person is at all special in anyway. Its saying that everyone is just referred to as the same and nothing makes them different from each other. It also says that in their mankind no one is better than anyone else.

The next Core Democratic Value "Liberty" follows the belief that people have the right to their own personal freedom.