Nathaniel Rich in the NYT on scanners, TSA’s coercive tactics

Novelist Nathaniel Rich has written an op-ed for the New York Times on his refusal to go through the strip-search scanners (although it strikes me as inappropriate that the op-ed appears as part of the “Anxiety” series, as if it’s about some quaint neurosis instead of an important civil liberties concern).

You can read the op-ed here. Leave a comment if you can; one of our regular readers, Susan Richart, reports that so far, none of her comments have appeared.

The NYT has a track record of ignoring comments it doesn’t like, as we’ve outlined before. Frankly, as historian Norman Pollack points out, it’s a badge of honor.

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