Author Archives: Ted Kaczynski

Some Suggestions Concerning Strategy

The following manuscript by Ted Kaczynski is undated, but seems to have been produced sometime in the 90s or earlier. Note that some of these suggestions are outdated. In particular, network and spatial analysis techniques, now in common use by the military and counterterrorism experts, make suggestion (2) essentially suicidal. (Some networked forms of organization, […]

Note on The Road to Revolution

This piece is a translation of a Spanish-language version, so may not represent the original English exactly. A compilation of my writings has been published by Xenia Editions of Vevey, Switzerland; in English with the title The Road to Revolution, and in French with the title L’Effrondrement du Système Technologique.[2] The book also contains an epilogue (which […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski and Derrick Jensen

Introduction These letters are representative of a unique phase in Kaczynski’s thought. Immediately after his capture and until about the early 2000s, Kaczynski seemed to focus his recruitment efforts on the anarcho-primitivist and green anarchist movements. He submitted articles to the Earth First! Journal and Green Anarchist, and he updated Live Wild or Die! on his legal […]

Ted Kaczynski’s Critique of Jared Diamond’s Collapse

This critique was originally published, in Spanish, in the internal bulletin of a network of anti-tech radicals with whom Kaczynski had correspondence. The following is the editorial comment on Kaczynski’s critique. Because the article was re-translated into English it may not reflect the original exactly. In this case, as is the case with any other […]

Possible Letter to Earth First! Journal or Green Anarchist

What follows is a letter Ted Kaczynski intended to send to radical environmentalist publications but appears to have never done so. It is unclear whether it is published before or after his arrest, but since for a while he denied being the Unabomber even after his conviction, it is possible the letter was supposed to […]

In Defense of Violence

When I wrote to the New York Times offering to desist from terrorism if my manuscript were published, I promised that the manifesto would not explicitly advocate violence, because I assumed that the mainstream media would refuse to publish anything that did advocate for violence. For that reason, in Industrial Society and Its Future (ISIF), I […]

Progress versus Wilderness (ca. 1979)

This essay should not be confused with another essay by Kazcynski, “Progress versus Liberty,” famous for being a key document the FBI used to identify Kaczynski as the Unabomber. This writer’s personal viewpoint is that “progress” (as the term is generally understood in modern society) is in the long run incompatible with wilderness preservation. However, […]

Letter: Ted Kaczynski to Tim LaPietra

As an undergraduate student Tim LaPietra published Ted Kaczynski’s essay “Ship of Fools.” The Wildernist interviewed LaPietra in 2016. For more on Ted Kaczynski’s concept of “leftism,” see also “The System’s Neatest Trick” and my own “A Critique of the Concept of ‘Leftism’.”  December 26, 2000 A few weeks ago we had cell rotation. (For security […]

Letter: Is Scientific Work Motivated Primarily by a Desire to Improve Humanity?

Translated from Spanish at Naturaleza Indomita. Note: Because the letter was originally written in English, but I currently only have access to the Spanish translation, this retranslation will not be a faithful representation of the original letter. Those who have access to the original English-language copy are free to email me. You, in your comments […]