Ted Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski

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Theodore John Kaczynski (May 22, 1942 – June 10, 2023), also known as the Unabomber was an American mathematics professor and domestic militant.He abandoned his academic career in 1969 to pursue a primitive lifestyle. Between 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski carried out various bomb attacks against technological centers, killing three individuals and injuring 23 others in a nationwide mail bombing campaign against people he believed to be advancing modern technology and the destruction of the natural environment. He authored Industrial Society and Its Future, a 35,000-word manifesto and social critique opposing industrialization, rejecting leftism, and advocating a nature-centered form of anarchism. In 1995, Kaczynski sent a letter to The New York Times promising to desist from armed actions if the Times or The Washington Post published his manifesto, in which he argued that his bombings were extreme but necessary in attracting attention to the erosion of human freedom and dignity by modern technologies. The Manifesto appeared in The Washington Post in September 1995. Upon reading it, Kaczynski's brother, David, recognized the prose style and reported his suspicions to the FBI. After his arrest in 1996, Kaczynski—maintaining that he was sane—tried and failed to dismiss his court-appointed lawyers because they wished him to plead insanity to avoid the death penalty. He pleaded guilty to all charges in 1998 and was sentenced to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. Kaczynski has passed away in his prison cell on June 10, 2023. His Manifesto has received a global attention and has been translated to several languages.

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