The ideas and views expressed by Kaczynski before and after his capture raise crucial issues concerning the evolution and future of our society. For the first time, the reader will have access to an uncensored personal account of his anti-technology philosophy, which goes far beyond Unabomber pop culture mythology.
Included is a corrected edition of the "Unabomber Manifesto," and Kaczynski's critique of Anarcho-primitivism, and essays regarding "The Coming Revolution."
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About the Author
Theodore John Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, is a mathematician and social critic who carried out a campaign of mail bombings. An intellectual child prodigy, Kaczynski received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan. Dr. David Skrbina, who wrote the introduction, teaches philosophy at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.
Table of Contents
Author's Note to the Second Edition 9
Introduction: A Revolutionary for Our Times Dr. David Skrbina 16
1 Industrial Society and Its Future (ISAIF) 36
2 Postscript to the Manifesto 122
3 The Truth About Primitive Life: A Critique of Anarcho-primitivism 126
4 The System's Neatest Trick 190
5 The Coming Revolution 206
6 The Road to Revolution 222
7 Morality and Revolution 232
8 Hit Where It Hurts 246
9 Letters to David Skrbina 254
10 Excerpts from Letters to a German 350
11 Extract from Letter to A. O 368
Letter to Scientific American 371
Letter to M.K. 373
Letter to J.N. 381
12 An Interview with Ted 392
13 United States of America v. Theodore John Kaczynski (An Explanation of the Judicial Opinions) 410
About the Authors 435
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is book offers phenomenal insight on the potential of Western Society in regards to the impact mankind has on the world around us. Warning though, closed-minded persons need not bother reading this. It seems that everyone I have met who did not find some useful insight from the book were people who were very stubborn about their preconceived notions as to acceptable topics, acceptable writers, etc. Having read this, I cannot fathom that the purpose of this book was to convince people that Kaczynski was right in regards to society, but it is meant to give you something to think about at the end of the day. I really enjoyed that. Let's keep in mind that the reason he has a criminal record is because the government did not want the manifesto published, and the guy acted out inappropriately. It makes me wonder whether the government didn't want the public to know something he had figured out. Food for thought, something to think on. If you're interested in new insights from others, I highly recommend this. You don't have to beleive it, you just have to consider it... and you'll learn so much about you and the world around you no matter what the resulting opinion is, as long as you keep an open mind.
Psychopathic rubbish and a bum steer from NPR. I have had the distinction of dealing long term with a "high functioning" psychopath, and Kaczynski certainly reads like one. Much of Mr. Kaczynskis discourse is framed against a chimerical "Left", in the form of straw man arguments. I question the motivations of Mr Skrbina in editing and publishing this stuff. It's not at all surprising to me that at this late date I'm the first to provide a text review here. Perhaps they are afraid to draw the ire of a mad bomber and his fellow travelers?