I am finishing up a new book and am seeking suggestions for a snappy title.
The bookâ€™s essays deal with the political sanction for mass killing, the fraud of idealism, how truth is perverted in Washington, why power corrupts, Leviathan-loving intellectuals, the fatal myths of democracy, and other cheery topics. My tentative title is â€œPrinciples & Paradigms: How Politicians Con Citizens Into Submission.â€ But my hunch is that the title could be better.
Ideally, the title would be both hard hitting and zippety. In the past, Iâ€™ve been a pushover for alliteration (Fair Trade Fraud, Farm Fiasco, Bush Betrayal, Terrorism & Tyranny). Alternatively, the title would be a phrase that sticks in peopleâ€™s memories – such as Lost Rights, Freedom in Chains, or Attention Deficit Democracy.
The person who suggests the winning title will receive $100 and will be mentioned in the bookâ€™s acknowledgments. (Second prize is two mentions in the acknowledgments).
Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the help!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who is suggesting titles. I really appreciate the time and thought that folks are putting into their title proposals. Some fine zesty stuff here! 2/16