Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Oakeshott on Rome and America

I have reached an agreement with Imprint Academic to publish my new book, which currently has the title above, in the first half of 2012.

7 comments:

  1. Congrats. Do you get to pick the title?

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  2. I certainly will have input into the title.

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  3. You might want to make "Oakeshott on Rome and America" the subtitle, and use something flashier—perhaps a pithy line from Oakeshott himself (cf. this)?—for the title itself.

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  4. I certainly DO want a flashier title -- I just don't have one yet! Suggestions are welcomed.

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  5. Congratulations. I'm greatly looking forward to it.

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  6. It's hard to judge a work by its table of contents, so these titles might be hilariously inapposite. Even so, they are the best I could come up with:

    1. Constitutionalism's Empty Promise: Oakeshott on Rome and America

    2. Rome, America, and the Failure of Rationalism: Oakeshott on the Fate of Two Civilizations

    3. The Imaginary Chains of a Constitution: Oakeshott on the Roman and American Experiments

    That last one is of course an allusion to the famous Jefferson quotation.

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