Two very smart reviews of very important books.
Brad DeLong, Review of James Scott, Seeing Like A State. See also follow-up discussion at orgtheory .
David Bell, review of Pierre Rosanvallon, The Demands of Liberty: Civil Society in France Since the Revolution
And see also: Roderick Long on Kramnick on Burke's Vindication; and Brian Leiter on Randy Barnett's originalism; and Barnett's reply.