A groundbreaking history of the Big Questions that dominated
the nineteenth century
In the early nineteenth century, a new age began: the age of
questions. In the Eastern and Belgian questions, as much as in
the slavery, worker, social, woman, and Jewish questions,
contemporaries saw not interrogatives to be answered but problems
to be solved. Alexis de Tocqueville, Victor Hugo, Karl Marx,
Frederick Douglass, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rosa... more...