I just finished reading Charles Murray’s By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.
I enjoyed it a lot.
Even if you don’t accept Murray’s proposal (that massive civil-disobediance in the form of defense funds to challenge and compensate for violations of egregious regulations is the best way to undo the worst aspects of the runaway regulatory state), you’ll still learn a lot about the legal and political history that led us here, and the scope of the challenges.
I’m not sure I agree entirely with Murray, either, but he makes a good case and provides a lot of great information and explanations along the way.
People who are interested in the topic should definitely check out this work.