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Friday, December 01, 2006


December 5, 2006, 7:00pm: The Objectivist Club at New York University Presents: The Fountainhead as a Romantic Novel By: Tore Boeckmann. NYU Kimmel Center Room 914, 60 Washington Square South. All non-NYU attendees must register by email: nyuoc_president@yahoo.com. This event is one of a series of lectures sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute (www.AynRand.org). In the first chapter of The Fountainhead, we learn that Howard Roark's drawings "were sketches of buildings such as had never stood on the face of the earth." Yet the Dean, a champion of classicism, tells Roark that "all the proper forms of expression have been discovered long ago." The conflict between the classicist, who copies, and an artist like Howard Roark, who originates, runs through The Fountainhead and illustrates the novel's wider theme: the conflict between the parasite and the creator. Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead is itself the work of a creator. In fact, as Tore Boeckmann shows in this lecture, the novel was written by the same basic method Howard Roark follows in creating his architectural designs. But the work of a creator is original. Can there be a method for creating the new? Mr. Boeckmann demonstrates that there is such a method. Identifying its nature, he shows how this method gives rise to every concrete aspect of The Fountainhead. And he shows how the method of The Fountainhead, and of Howard Roark, is essential to the romantic school of art. (This lecture is based on an essay in Robert Mayhew's new book, Essays on Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead.") Tore Boeckmann's mystery short stories have been published and anthologized in several languages. He edited Ayn Rand's The Art of Fiction, and has lectured at Objectivist conferences in America and Europe. Recent publications include "The Fountainhead as a Romantic Novel" and "What Might Be and Ought to Be: Aristotle's Poetics and The Fountainhead" in Essays on Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," edited by Robert Mayhew.

December 6th, 2006, 6:30 pm Prompt (Please note this is not at CUNY)
(Free and open to the public - Reception to follow): The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a Discussion on Economic Anxiety: The new normal or a result of bad policies? Featuring: David Leonhardt, Economics Columnist, New York Times. Nomi Prins, Demos Senior Fellow, Author: Jacked: How Conservatives are Picking Your Pocket & Other People’s Money. Alan Reynolds, Cato Institute, Senior Fellow, Author: Income and Wealth. Moderator Harvey Shapiro, Institutional Investor. Co-Sponsors: DEMOS. While a large majority of Americans say they are better off than their parents were, a recent survey found for the first time a majority of Americans do not think their children will be better off than they are. Some analysts attribute this pessimism to increasing risk and uncertainty in our globally competitive economy. Is the American dream becoming more and more difficult to attain? Have poor policy choices accelerated this trend toward higher levels of risk in the labor market, health care, and retirement? Are the conventional measures of economic health – like the unemployment rate and stock market averages – sufficient? Would new government policies help Americans manage these new risks or would they have negative unintended consequences? Can we rely on economic growth and innovation to be an effective antidote to this sense of insecurity? Donnell Public Library, 20 West 53rd Street(Between 5th and 6th avenue).

December 6, 2006, 7:00pm: The NY Young Republicans (the state party affiliated one) December Social! Meet, Greet, Mix & Mingle with other Young Professionals. Location: Gaslight - 400 West 14th Street @ 9th Avenue

December 6, 2006, 7:30pm: "The Politics of Food": Dinner with Jeff Stier, Associate Director of the American Council on Science and Health. Come share an evening with Jeff Stier, Associate Director of the American Council on Science and Health (http://www.acsh.org/). Mr. Stier will be discussing how the recent changes in Congress will be affecting your wallet or pocketbook, food and drugs. To be held at: Abigail's, 1407 Broadway at 39th St. Abigail's is Kosher. As space is limited, please RSVP to lscheer@yjlpac.org. There is not cost to you, unless you opt for dinner. Jeff Stier is the Associate Director of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). He is responsible for external affairs, including media and government relations, policy, legal affairs and development. ACSH is a not-for-profit, public health, consumer advocacy organization dedicated to promoting sound science in public health.

December 6, 2006, 8:00pm: Jinx Magazine invites you to join a discussion of ruination and rebuilding in New Orleans and at Ground Zero in Manhattan, moderated by Michel Evanchik and featuring:

--Science and medical writer Marilynn Larkin on the topic of evacuation
and disaster preparedness

--New Orleans native, writer, and Epicurious editor Jolene Bouchon on
Katrina vs. her family

--Proof Magazine editor Stephen Davis on his vision for making Ground
Zero usable again

Downstairs at Lolita Bar (free admission, cash
bar), 266 Broome St. (at Allen St.) on Manhattan's Lower East Side, one
block south and three west of the Delancey St. Subway stop.

December 7, 2006, 6:30pm: Met Club Holiday Party. Join fellow Republicans at the Met Club to celebrate the season. Refreshments will be served. Location: 122 East 83rd Street, b/n Park & Lexington Avenues. Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members.

December 13, 2006, 7:00pm: The Brooklyn Young Republican Club with Congressman Vito Fossella, Senator Marty Golden and Assemblyman Matthew Mirones cordially invite you to our 2006 Holiday Party: Peggy O'Neill's, 8123 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

December 16, 2006, 7:15pm: NY STATE YOUNG REPUBLICAN HOLIDAY DINNER. Join Young Republicans from around New York State and across the country for the 10th Annual Holiday Dinner. Location: Domenico's 120 East 40th Street, NY, NY. Cost: $60 CASH per person at door or send check via mail. This includes open bar during cocktail hour and great dinner and dessert. RSVP: Email Lynn Krogh: executivedir@nysyr.us. PLEASE Send check to: Jason Weingartner, NYSYR, 355 Lexington Avenue, Suite 10017, NY, NY 10017

December 18, 2006, 7:00pm: Brownstone Republican Club Holiday Party. Unlimited Gourmet Pizzas, Wine & Beer. Location: Palmira's Ristorante, 41 Clark St. at Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights. Donation $20. Please RSVP by Dec. 15 to President Eric Miller at eric@sprynet.com or call 718-834-8844