Tag Archives: Ted Kaczynski Archive

Letter: Ted Kaczynski to J.N. (29 April 2001)

The following is taken from Ted Kaczynski’s 2010 book Technological Slavery. You write, “Watching a documentary on a tribe of Amazon Indians, I found that their life was as ordered as any modern man’s … their day seemed as regimented as an office worker’s.” You reached this conclusion on the basis of one documentary that you […]

Apostles and Heretics

This is an article I originally wrote for Atassa: Readings in Eco-Extremism, a journal published from the East Bay. I am republishing it here because ITS, the terror group that is the main subject of the article (and the journal) is rapidly spreading — it now has cells in Mexico, Finland, Greece, Italy, and various […]

Ted Kaczynski on Individualists Tending Toward Savagery (ITS)

Source Regarding Individualists Tending Toward Savagery (ITS), you say that they do not believe that a movement should be created dedicated to the elimination of the techno-industrial system and that their intention is to stop technological progress, but without the intention to or any hope of eliminating the system. From this, and also from the […]

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.” “Letter to Scientific American” was published in Ted Kaczynski’s 2010 book Technological Slavery.  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 […]

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 […]