Sometimes, problems seem too massive to be comprehended. They can be so demanding and so complex that reducing them to their bare essences is impossible.
In other cases, however, patterns emerge that make such classification possible. Take slavery, for example: over thousands of years, untold millions of human beings have been subjected to horrible mistreatment at the hands of others, and yet we can still construct simple questions that help us understand these problems.
- How does one become a slave?
- Qui Bono? (Who benefits from slavery?)
- What were the lives of slaves like?
- How/Why has slavery ended in the past?
Reading pages 220-223 will help you address these questions.