Tag Archives: Ted Kaczynski Archive

Ted Kaczynski’s Letter to the Saturday Evening Review (1970)

Source C. W. Griffin, Jr., exaggerates the extent to which Americans romanticize the freedom, independence, and adventure of the frontier. In any case, such romanticization should be regarded as a symptom rather than a disease. A happily married man does not daydream about romantic love. Similarly, a man does not romanticize frontier freedoms unless he is […]

Progress versus Liberty (“The 1971 Essay”)

In these pages it is argued that continued scientific and technical progress will inevitably result in the extinction of individual liberty. I use the word “inevitably” in the following sense: One might—possibly—imagine certain conditions of society in which freedom could coexist with unfettered technology, but these conditions do not actually exist, and we know of […]

Communiques of Freedom Club

Communiques Ted Kaczynski sent when he was at large as “F.C.” or “Freedom Club.” 1. Letter to San Francisco Examiner (1985) To the San Francisco Examiner: The bomb that crippled the right arm of a graduate student in electrical engineering and damaged a computer lab at U. of Cal. Berkeley last May was planted by a […]

Industrial Society and Its Future, a.k.a., “The Unabomber Manifesto”

Table of Contents Introduction The Psychology of Modern Leftism Feelings of Inferiority Oversocialization The Power Process Surrogate Activities Autonomy Sources of Social Problems Disruption of the Power Process in Modern Society How Some People Adjust The Motives of Scientists The Nature of Freedom Some Principles of History Industrial-Technological Society Cannot Be Reformed Restriction of Freedom […]

Answer to Some Comments Made in Green Anarchist

I would like to comment on some statements that were made in reference to the Unabomber’s manifesto in GA 40–41. In an article on pages 21–22, Anti-Authoritarians Anonymous wrote: [A] return to undomesticated autonomous ways of living would not be achieved by the removal of industrialism alone. Such removal would still leave domination of nature, […]

Theresa Kintz’ Interview with Ted Kaczynski

Source Kaczynski’s story represents a parable: “Once upon a time there was a continent covered with beautiful pristine wilderness, where giant trees towered over lush mountainsides and rivers ran wild and free through deserts, where raptors soared and beavers labored at their pursuits and people lived in harmony with wild nature, accomplishing every task they […]

Ted Kaczynski’s Comments on Timothy McVeigh

Source I should begin by noting that the validity of my comments about McVeigh is limited by the fact that I didn’t know him terribly well. We were often put in the outdoor rec yard together in separate wire-mesh cages, but I always spent most of the rec period running in a small oval, because […]

Marcos Loves Modernization

I see from Green Anarchy No.6, page 7, that Jesús Sepúlveda says the Zapatistas are resisting modernization. If that’s true, then they had better get rid of Subcomandante Marcos, ¡muy pronto! The good Subcomandante is no opponent of modernization. Here are some quotes from a speech that he gave during the Zapatistas’ recent march on Mexico City: […]

When Non-Violence is Suicide

It’s the autumn of 2025 AD. The technoindustrial system fell apart a year ago, but you and your friends are doing alright. Your garden has flourished this past summer and in your cabin you have a good supply of dried vegetables, dried beans and other foodstuffs to get you through the coming winter. Just now […]