London police arrested Julian Assange `on behalf of U.S. authorities' as well as breaching U.K. bail conditions. The Ecuadorian ambassador invited police into the embassy to haul him out. In the arrest footage, Assange was curiously holding onto Gore Vidal's History of the National Security State.
Some quotes in the book include: “The Federalist Papers are very clear.
“Whenever one of the founding fathers and one of the people who was inventing the Constitution, they start to get apoplectic at the mention of Athens, the mention of Pericles, the mention of democracy.
“They go on and on about mobs, and we don’t want this, and we don’t want that.
“We’re an oligarchy of the well-to-do.
“We were at the very beginning, when the Constitution was made, and we’re even more so now.”
Another quote from Gore Vidal reads: “The people have no voice because they have no information.”