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Yitzhak Finnegan

In her handbag - The Fountainhead

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In the current issue of Blades On Ice, there is a three pager on Quebec figure skater Joannie Rochette, where they talk about her improvement in English. As proof of this, she reaches into her handbag and pulls out a copy of The Fountainhead, adding "I'm really enjoying it".

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In the current issue of Blades On Ice, there is a three pager on Quebec figure skater Joannie Rochette, where they talk about her improvement in English. As proof of this, she reaches into her handbag and pulls out a copy of The Fountainhead, adding "I'm really enjoying it".

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Man, to go through what she did, losing her mother to a heart attack just 2 days before competing in the Olympics, and ultimately winning a Bronze medal for her country on homesoil, really has been an inspiration for millions. And read her comments on The Fountainhead at the end of the article.

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Rochette's performances at the Vancouver Olympics were a couple of major highlights of the games. It is wonderful to see this promising young woman reading Ayn Rand's novels, and publicly praising the philosophy.

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Ah...the virtue of selfishness indeed. Go to this link: NY Times article Mother wanted her to think of herself first because she wanted her to be strong. Well, look where that strength brought her.

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As you can guess by my avitar, I met her in person in Calgary. Mentioned to her that I read The Fountainhead when I was 19, and she responds "Yes, it was really challenging for a French person".

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