a query which has an interesting answer but is of no practical use or importance
Spending is not an academic question.
Whether the oligarchy or its assassin was the more loathsome still remains an academic question, debatable only in an idle hour.
The advocacy of independence, said the Globe, could not be treated as an academic question.
Whether or not we were creatures of atrophied brains and distorted vision is an academic question.
It was answered that these positions and his arguments addressed to the academic question were irreconcilable and incompatible.
He had not wanted a theological discussion, an academic question and reply.
And, again, it must be said emphatically that this is not an academic question, dealing with unreal distinctions.
But the contention throws us back upon the academic question of what a suzerainty is.
To all, from this time, child labor would no longer be an academic question but a vivid reality.
It is still an academic question whether or not the marriage of a brother and sister both born illegitimate is prohibited.
Up to this time the suffrage was a theory, an academic question of right and justice.