James C. Scott at Cato Unbound


Jason Kuznicki

Jason Kuznicki is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and contributor of Cato Unbound. He's on twitter as JasonKuznicki. His interests include political theory and history.

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22 Responses

  1. This is fantastic. I’m really glad to see that others are clued into the importance of Seeing Like A State. Where can I get a copy of the monograph?Report

  2. Avatar Michael Drew says:

    Seeing Like a State is where it’s at. I’d note, perhaps unnecessarily, that the subtitle is “How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed,” not “Why Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Fail.”Report

  3. With Scott’s discussion of local road-naming practices, I’m reminded of all my friend from Belfast has told me about Catholic place names and Protestant place names in his hometown, how naming acts as both shibboleth of the oppressed and tool of the oppressor.Report

  4. Avatar Will says:

    Whoa. That essay blew my mind.Report

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