Monthly Archives: December 2010

December 25, 2010

Body Scanners Expand the State’s Boundaries

The recent flap over the TSA security measures –both manual pat-downs and  backscatter x-ray and millimeter wave scanners—has been painted as presenting a conflict between personal privacy and national security. We might more accurately call it a conflict over boundaries, personal and national.  Who has the right to cross what borders?  What is the proper …