I wrote a review of Yuval Levin's excellent book and offered a way of thinking about liberty, institutions, decentralization, and the formation of citizens.
"As Levin and earlier scholars like Robert Nisbet have observed, people don’t take part in institutions just to join something. People gather to get things accomplished: formation appears to be a by-product of purposive activities."
How liberty leads to civil society and how we can work through institutions to live together peaceably and flourish.