Some people have been asking for closure on my posts about books banned on planes. To be clear: The TSA screener was probably mistook books for matchbooks, but is empowered to apply poor judgment, which is the issue.
Flew to Paris with at least 3 books, no problem. However, I flew back with a lighter that I declared to several French screeners. There is no such thing as a closed system and all we have is illusions of a secure homeland.