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Who watches Jeopardy?
05-21-2019, 12:10 AM
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(05-20-2019 11:42 PM)David Lockmiller Wrote:  There was another "Lincoln" question on tonight's (May 20, 2019) Jeopardy. James Holzhauer correctly answered the question as asked as John Brown.

However, I disagreed with the implications of the question. So, I submitted the following online form to the show. On the form, I could not highlight the two critical elements of the short question that bothered me. But I do so below:

I disagree with the Lincoln question on John Brown.

Excerpt from Lincoln's Cooper Institute Address (Feb. 27, 1860):


John Brown’s effort was peculiar. It was not a slave insurrection. It was an attempt by white men to get up a revolt among slaves, in which the slaves refused to participate. In fact, it was so absurd that the slaves, with all their ignorance, saw plainly enough it could not succeed. That affair, in its philosophy, corresponds with the many attempts, related in history, at the assassination of kings and emperors. An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution. Orsini’s attempt on Louis Napoleon, and John Brown’s attempt at Harper’s Ferry were, in their philosophy, precisely the same. The eagerness to cast blame on old England in the one case, and on New England in the other, does not disprove the sameness of the two things.

I checked the J! Archive and the text of the question was:

Abraham Lincoln called this man's efforts at Harpers Ferry "peculiar", ending "in little else than his own execution"

There are no errors in the quoted remarks of Lincoln or any attempt to change their intended meaning from the text of the 1860 speech.
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Who watches Jeopardy? - David Lockmiller - 04-23-2019, 09:41 PM
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