My favorite Civil War quiz question (for this week, at least) Written by earwormopera Normally I would switch the question around, and ask something like “How did Marcus Spiegel’s views on slavery change during the war, and why is this important?” but it’s a bonus, so it’s intended to be fairly easy if one has done the reading. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailTumblrGoogleLike this:Like Loading... 6 thoughts on “My favorite Civil War quiz question (for this week, at least)” So … who is Rudolf Brandstifter? Max Frisch? Because his surname means “arsonist”. LikeLike Reply I sometimes put nonsense options in the bonus questions just to see if anyone is paying attention. (I had to read Biedermann und die Brandstifter in German class years and years ago and I always just liked the word ‘Brandstifter’) LikeLike Reply I see. I’d be interested to see how many students got this question right. LikeLike Reply We’ll see on Friday . . . LikeLike Reply Haldane, when Minister of War, was said to have been asked by one of the generals (a rather perplexed one) what kind of army he wanted. His answer apparently was “oh, a Hegelian one I suppose”. I can conceive of a Hegelian army but a Kantian one would really stretch the imagination. LikeLike Reply But with Kantian army you’d save money because you wouldn’t need generals, or a strategy imposed from above – each member of the army would simply do only those things which they could consistently and without contradiction will every other member of the army to do. LikeLike Reply Leave a comment Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.