Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Stoic Manner

One thing I have always liked about the president is his manner.  Whether it bespeaks Stoicism or icy calculation is another matter.  Here, at least one writer has hinted at the former.  In any event, the rest of her article on the utility of Stoicism in modern times will be of interest to those who have a sense that even without the Christian God there is a need for virtue in our conduct, whether we are soldiers, statesmen, or merely citizens of the Republic.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Worth Remembering: Murray

“Everyone who cares at all for truth needs some court of appeal from the mere judgement of the world.”
Gilbert Murray, Stoic, Christian and Humanist