Category Archives: Ted Kaczynski

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 […]

Catastrophe Pending

What follows is the introduction to Jean-Marie Apostolides‘ edition of Industrial Society and Its Future, a.k.a. “The Unabomber Manifesto.” His work to popularize Kaczynski has been analogous to the work of David Skrbina in the U.S. What reason would there be to freely publish here what was already printed in September 1995 by the New York […]

The History and Impact of Earth First!

Genesis Many workmen Built a huge ball of masonry Upon a mountaintop Then they went to the valley below, And turned to behold their work. “It is grand,” they said; They loved the thing. Of a sudden, it moved: It came upon them swiftly; It crushed them all to blood. But some had opportunity to […]

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 […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (July 2005)

Regarding the material about monkey genes — yes, it’s not uncommon to read reports of new ways of monkeying with the brain (no pun intended), and there is plenty of reason to worry about this stuff, not so much because employers might force their employees to take gene treatments to turn them into workaholics (which […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (April 2005)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. First, as to the likelihood that computers will catch up with humans in intelligence by the year 2029, which I think is the […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (March 2005)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. I. WHY REFORM WILL FAIL You and your colleague make a series of related assertions: We “would act … to restrict technology as […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Jan 2005)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. The first point (freedom). …I and some other people place an extremely high value on freedom; and I do so because today there […]