Hmm, makes for interesting reading.

I remember reading lots of political books before I discovered psychology as an interest, some of those where anarchist books and thinking about them now I've got to say that they where all written at a time when the authorities behaved very differently, there was not anything like the same accountability and in the main presupposed a great deal of maturity and capacity for self-government. I'm unsure that their conclusions are that perrenial.

I think that outrage at authority per se or suggesting that policing per se is an abuse of authority says a lot about society at large or even institutionalised authority, it does on the other hand say a lot about an individual or their own circumstance.