Skidmore Professor Flagg Taylor has so graciously offered up two copies of his new book The Great Lie (which Peter highly recommends here, and Professor Taylor discusses here) for Ricochet's weekend contest.
Your submission may address either of the following prompts:
- What fictional character or historical figure reveals the most about the totalitarian temptation and/or the possibility of overcoming it?
- You are the Director of the new Museum of Totalitarianism. You have to write the copy for a new brochure that will be mailed out announcing the museum's opening. How do you convince people to spend an afternoon visiting the museum?
The contest is open to all Members and College Contributors. In 500 words or less, address the prompt in a post on the Member Feed or College Feed. Be sure to indicate (either in the title or in the first line of the post) that your post is a submission in Ricochet's weekend contest. Submissions must be posted by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, September 25. You may submit multiple entries for consideration.
A panel of four judges will determine the first and second place submissions. Originality, quality of discussion prompted by your submission (as evidenced by the comments), writing style, and whether or not your submission addressed the prompt will all be taken into account.
Authors of the first and second place submissions, as deemed by the judges, will win a signed copy of The Great Lie. Winners will be announced Monday.
Best of luck!