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Our June/July 2016 issue of First Things is hot off the press and available on our website. As a special piece of bonus content, I am here to share with you, loyal readers, some of our also-ran titles: headings for pieces that were suggested at our titles meeting but nixed for being too punny, too punchy, or simply too much.

In the list below, the final title of the piece is in bold, and the nixed titles are listed below it. Enjoy!

Sing Him Back Home by Russell D. Moore
Haggard Wanderer

Krakow's Geography of Sanctity by George Weigel
Where The Twentieth-Century Happened
City of Divine Mercy

Mammon Ascendant by David Bentley Hart
Capitalist Delusions
The Root of All Evil

Punching Down by Charlotte Allen
Progressive Bigots
The Blinkered Hypocrisy of the Left

Angelic Stubborness by Bianca Czaderna
Contagion of Sanctity
Warrior of Prayer
Africa's Bulldog

Last Things by Mats Wahlberg
The Intermediate Judgment?

A Loss of Trust by Mark Bauerlein
University of Mistrust
Society of Guardedness

Alexi Sargeant is a Junior Fellow at First Things.

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