James Stockdale and family, NPR


In this piece from NPR, the not often discussed family of retired VADM James Stockdale, USN, is the feature.


Stockdale is one of the few to have put Stoic practice to the most extreme test.  He was a POW for some eight years under the Viet Kong, and  his book, “Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot” is well worth reading.

Stockdale was a hero, and a national treasure.

There are two pdfs of his which are available  without  cost to the reader.

Stockdale on Stoicism I:

Stockdale on Stoicism II:

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