The Unabomber's Manifesto by Ted Kaczynski
The Unabomber was the target of one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) most costly investigations. Before Kaczynski's identity was known, the FBI used the title "UNABOM" ("UNiversity and Airline BOMber") to refer to his case, which resulted in the media calling him the Unabomber. The FBI pushed for the publication of Kaczynski's "Manifesto" which led to his brother and his wife recognizing Kaczynski's style of writing and beliefs from the manifesto, and tipping off the FBI. Kaczynski dismissed his court appointed lawyers because they wanted to plead insanity in order to avoid the death penalty, although Kaczynski did not believe he was insane. When it became clear that his pending trial would entail national television exposure for Kaczynski, the court entered a plea agreement, under which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Theodore Kaczynski has been designated a "domestic terrorist" by the FBI. Some anarchist authors, such as John Zerzan and John Moore, have come to his defense, while holding some reservations about his actions and ideas.
Kaczynski sent a letter to The New York Times on April 24, 1995 and promised "to desist from terrorism" if the Times or The Washington Post published his manifesto. In his Industrial Society and Its Future (also called the "Unabomber Manifesto"), he argued that his bombings were extreme but necessary to attract attention to the erosion of human freedom necessitated by modern technologies requiring large-scale organization.
This book is in the public domain. That is, Ted Kacyzinski gave it to the press and to anyone else who would read it. It is not about the Unabomber, nor does it describe his crimes. It is about his thoughts, and a description as to why he thought that he should be a revolutionary. With no apologies, this is the word-for-word reproduction of his words, with the one exception that the word "necessary" was changed to "necessarily" in note note 36 referencing paragraph 229.
The publishing of this material in no way describes the likes, feeling, aspirations, or beliefs of the publisher.
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