Washington Metro Objectivism Discussion (WMOD)

                         March 17, 1999

                    "Smartz St. Patrick's Day Party"

                        Hosted by Jack Wheeler

   The March WMOD meeting date falls on St. Patrick's Day and
Jack Wheeler has offered to host a party for us at his home.  Food 
and drink will be provided by Jack and WMOD, but contributions of 
food or beverages are welcomed.  If you plan to bring something, let
us know when you RSVP so we can adjust the amount we provide accordingly.
Jack's latest venture is a new drink called "Smartz" and you can find
all about it at the party.  Due to space limitations there is a 
maximum of 50 at the party, and we will have to limit RSVPs. So
RSVP early to avoid a problem. 

     If Objectivism needed a patron saint, the historical 4th
century St. Patrick has some strong arguments in his favor.  According
to Thomas Cahill, author of "How the Irish Saved Civilization", St. 
Patrick rejected the "sad meditations on human sinfulness that
were the favorites of the fathers of the Church, and instead he
concentrated on the goodness of creation....early Irish
Christianity was extremely celebratory of the world, of the earth,
of matter, of human experience, and of the human body."  According
to the Washington Post 3/10/99 article on St. Patrick, one of
his written works was a "strong condemnation of slavery.  His was
the lone voice on that abomination for many centuries."

                   February WMOD Meeting

     Thanks again to Tom Bethell for his February 17 talk on
his new book "The Noblest Triumph: Property and Prosperity
Through the Ages" which argues that property rights are 
the key to understanding history.  The attendance was about 35,
and discussion continued until the restaurant closed.
            When and Where is the WMOD Meeting?
    The party will be on Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Wednesday, March 17 at
Jack Wheeler's home on 2739 N. Radford St. Arlington VA 22207.  If you need
more directions than are provided below, you can call Jack at 703-528-4749.

DRIVING: Directions from Rosslyn:
Take Lee Hwy right (East) on Spout Run
  (this is just before 66; 
   coming east on 66 take Lee Hwy/Spout Run exit; 
   from GW Parkway, take Spout Run exit)
from Spout Run left on Lorcom Lane
go 5/10 mile, right on Nellie Custis
go 2/10 mile, right on Quincy
go 3/10 mile, left on 27th Street
go 100 yards, right on 27th Road
go 200 yards, right on Radford (short cul-de-sac, 2739 on right side)

METRO: If anyone needs transport from Rosslyn Metro
across from Hunan, we'll arrange to pick you up.  When you RSVP 
let us know when you expect to arrive.

Please RSVP to WMOD by phone (703) 820-7696 or email (DSaum at infiltec.com)
before noon on Wednesday 3/17 and remember that we can only accommodate

               Future Meetings

     The long awaited debate on "Abortion and Objectivism" is tentatively
scheduled for April 21, so let WMOD know if you want to speak or if you have
written material on this subject that can be linked to the WMOD web site. 

     WMOD meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each
month.  We are always looking for new stimulating meeting topics
related to Objectivism.  Please contact WMOD if you have suggestions
for meeting topics and locations, or if you can volunteer some time to
arrange meetings.

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               WMOD Contact Information

The WMOD newsletter is $10/yr, this email newsletter is free.

  Dave Saum
  PO Box 8007
  Falls Church, VA 22041
    Email: DSaum at infiltec.com
    Phone: (703) 820-7696
    Fax: (703) 671-9350
    Web: http://www.infiltec.com/wmod.htm

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