Friday, October 19, 2018

The TSA Has a Copy of My 'Foundations of Private Property Society' Book

Early this morning, I headed to the airport for a flight to Los Angeles for some meetings today and I will be doing some reporting from Politicon this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

While going through security, for whatever reason, a TSA agent poked through my briefcase which contained some copies of my book,  Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person.

He pulled a copy out, looked at the cover and said, "Hmm, that's an interesting title. Anarchism and civilized person."

He seemed curious more than anything else.

He turned the book over and saw my picture on the back cover.

He looked up at me and said, "This is your book? You wrote it?" He seemed like a reader.

I asked him if he wanted a copy. He said, "Yes."  I took it from his hands, signed it and handed it back to him.



  1. One tiny mind at a time. Well done.

  2. Robert, you did NOT heed the Fox Mulder (X-Files) mantra: trust no one (who works for the government). My guess is that you (and that subversive book of yours) are now in the TSA data bank which, of course, shares data with all of the other intelligence agencies. This is only half in jest my friend.

  3. I hope this doesn't land you on the Do Not Fly List.

  4. Reminds me of how the Cato Institute smuggled a book of free-market readings into
    East Germany during the Cold War in the early '80s. When a donor objected that the border guards would probably confiscate them, their response was "great -- that's who we want to read the book!

    1. I like the 'Adam ruins everything' (TV show) episode about airport security and "security theater". I wish the TSA and congressmen would watch this so they would chill the f out.