The most prominent figures of the century put their pens to them: Thomas Robert Malthus, Alexis de Tocqueville, Giuseppe Mazzini, Carl von Clausewitz, Karl Marx, Karl May, Karl Kraus, Otto von Bismarck, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leopold von Ranke, Leo Tolstoy, Leon Trotsky, Rosa Luxemburg, and Joseph Conrad, to name a few. The literature on questions is mammoth. Yet for all that, somehow we have not wondered: What did this new age of questions bring?
Holly Case is Associate Professor of History at the Brown University. Currently she is a Visiting Fellow at the IMW.