5 Psychological Experiments
An extremely depressing read, but presented with surprisingly good, humorous writing. Of course none of these experiments are flawless and what they demonstrate is not cold, hard, universal fact... but still something to chew on.
The basic idea is that people will do anything in their power to avoid conflict, unless they're certain they're in control of the situation... at which point they become pricks.
You might like to think of yourself as a free-thinking marauder, but when it comes down to it, odds are you won't stick it to The Man because of the fear The Man will stick it right back up your ass. And this was just a guy in a lab coat--imagine if he'd had a uniform, or a badge.