Here is a video from 1999 of Mario Rizzo discussing the state and civil society. As we grapple with questions of scale and scope of government in the 21st century, the insights in Rizzo's talk are critical for us to consider in depth.
Last fall Richard Epstein and Mario Rizzo established the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University School of Law. This is an awesome development for these ideas and for NYU as an institution -- a private institution in the public service (listen around min 18 to get the inside joke).
I taught at NYU from 1990-1998 --- the moment Mario called me to tell me I would be getting the job at NYU may very well be the greatest moment of sheer joy I have experienced in my academic history. And working alongside of Mario and Israel Kirzner was a dream come true for me. Mario was an outstanding colleague for a junior faculty member and his encouragement and critical comments on my papers and book projects as well as teaching advice during that period helped me tremendously, and left a lasting imprint on me.