James Stockdale and family, NPR

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

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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:
http://www.usna.edu/Ethics/_files/documents/stoicism1.pdf

Stockdale on Stoicism II:
http://www.usna.edu/Ethics/_files/documents/Stoicism2.pdf

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