Talk:Steal This Book

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Banned Books[edit]

Does Steal This Book have a history of being on banned books lists? I know that here in Canada, for a long time (maybe still, I'm not sure) it was illegal to distribute books containing instructions on the use of controlled substances (how to shoot heroin, make bongs, etc.), although I think it was only really used to keep stuff from crossing the border. I don't think there was a specific list, as such, so much as a general blanket ban on the type of book. Anyone have any insight into how that aspect flew in the US? --Kels 12:18, 18 November 2007 (EST)

Wasn't it banned in the US? Sounds a bit similar to The Anarchist Cookbook--Bobbing up 12:23, 18 November 2007 (EST)
uncited, but seems to have been banned until the 80's. --Ζωροάστρης 12:58, 18 November 2007 (EST)
My my. What an interesting collection of books. .-) --Bobbing up 13:19, 18 November 2007 (EST)
The Anarchist's Cookbook IIRC, was mostly about how to make bombs and drugs, and apparently was BAD at it--following the instructions could get you blown up or poisoned. Steal This Book (which I've read) was mostly about how to get Free Stuff, often by illegal-but-nonviolent means, like fraud or shoplifting. --Gulik 13:27, 18 November 2007 (EST)
The Anarchist's Cookbook was not short of bomb related stuff, but there was plenty of other stuff there as well. This on line version looks similar to my hard copy.--Bobbing up 13:36, 18 November 2007 (EST)


I removed these sentences: "The ISBN has been filed down and replaced with the one from Theodore Geisel's The Cat in the Hat. This version outsells Geisel's masterwork by a margin of three to one." I couldn't find anything related to it anywhere, but if someone has a cite they're welcome to put it back in, as it sounds funny. ThunderkatzHo! 03:04, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

It's funny as hell, even if it barely makes sense. I think it should be included for that reason alone. But that part of RW is probably slowly dying... ħumanUser talk:Human 05:40, 8 January 2011 (UTC)


Deleted per RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Steal This Book. SophieWilderModerator 12:49, 18 March 2014 (UTC)