WE: One Hundred Years Later
By: Andrew Maglio
Nearly 100 years ago, the russian author Yevgeny Zamyatin completed his seminal work, We (translated in French as Nous Autres). Written four years after the ascendency of the Bolshevik party to power in Russia, Zamyatin’s influence from his political and intellectual contexts in undeniable. However, We, unlike George Orwell’s 1945 Animal Farm is far less directly concerned with Russian/Soviet affairs.