Stoic q&a: But, if people were Stoics, wouldn’t the Nazi win?

[image: gate to Auschwitz with its “arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free) sign, Wikipedia; this is essay #285 in the Figs in Winter series]

B. writes: Just finished Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, and I have been pondering the following: for the Stoics, virtue is the only thing that matters. At the end of the day, even life itself is a preferred indifferent. But when I think about Frankl’s description of life in Auschwitz, it becomes clear that every minute of every day involved a struggle to survive, which