Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

An interesting article on the use of leisure:

Gleaves Whitney on William J. Bennett & Leisure on National Review Onlin

"The liberal arts are essential to leisure, yet leisure is not just a function of knowledge. Even after acquiring knowledge of beauty, truth, and goodness, people must have the will to pursue them. It is an historical truism that the ruling classes of ancient societies lost the ability to govern as they lost the will to use their time well; they sank into decadence and could no longer mount a defense of their lives or civilization."


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