Essay August 24, 2012 Friday Roundup, August 24th Richard M. Reinsch II In Law and Liberty’s Books section, Samuel Gregg reviews an important new book on the 900 hundred year old warrior, rebel, and priest, Thomas Becket. David Skeel on the rule of law. But see Todd Zywicki’s brilliant post a few months back in this space: Upholding the Rule of Law, in Season and out of Season. Arnold Kling at Econlog on the inescapable disjuncture between the ideal of government expansionism and the bleak realities we face. A different perspective on the protest antics of a certain notorious female Russian rock band. Interviewing Pierre Manent (link no longer available). The Economist recognizes Indiana’s education reforms. So we’ve heard about Chicago values but Joel Kotkin offers a helpful corrective with his post on the evolutionary fitness of Utah values.