Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Monday, June 23, 2003

Seems that Jane Galt made the same point that Brooks is making (below) last month [via A Fearful Symmetry].

"Jane's Law: The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane."

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Democrats go off the cliff: passion fueled by sense of powerlessness

This article by David Brooks of "The Weekly Standard" reports, I think accurately, that the Democratic party is, at least temporarily, firmly in the grip of pathe, and that if the condition persists, it's going to cost them politically.


Thursday, June 19, 2003

My brother is the publisher of somewhat stoical, really very good, humor and wit at Comedian Paul Kelly Newspaper

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

I'm trying to apply the Stoic conception of pathology to the psychiatric category of personality disorder. We tend to value, as good and bad, things that are really indifferent, thus making needs out of preferences. See, for example, Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant, Paranoid, Histrionic, Schizoid, and Dependent.

Friday, June 13, 2003

Gregory Peck

Two American icons pass from the scene - Baxter Bulletin.

... was familiar to moviegoers the world over for his portrayals of strong, stoic ... Gregory Peck will be remembered for his roles as stalwart, heroic individuals ...

Denerstein: Peck was the best of what we were and long to be - Rocky Mountain News.

... The bombastic Huston calling for more water. A stoic Peck refusing to let temper get the best of him. It was probably better than anything in the movie. ...

Beloved as heroic Atticus Finch, Oscar-winning actor dies at 87 - Orlando Sentinel.

... Peck's stoic persona made him an interesting action hero, beginning with his first film, Days of Glory (1944). For an actor often ...

Gregory Peck's days of glory - USA Today.

... Stoic cool is one thing, but Peck also is a thing of geometrical beauty wearing one of those prototypical Brit-seafaring hats with the widest wingspan this ...

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Charles Brice Broadway contrasts Epictetus and Aristotle in a very appealing commentary on Enchiridion 1b:

"As you aim for such great goals, remember that you must not
undertake them by acting moderately, but must let somethings go
completely and postpone others for the time being. But if you want
both those great goals and also to hold public office and to be rich, then you may perhaps not get even the latter just because you aim at the former too; and you certainly will fail to get the former, which are the only things that yield freedom and happiness."--Enchiridion 1b (White trans.)