Industrial Society and Its Future: More than just a catchy titleSource: ABC News
He was worried about social media before that was a thingSource: Murderpedia
The manifesto foresees a worst-case scenario for our techno-worshipSource: Reddit
Wild nature, or how I learned to stop worrying and love MontanaSource: Reddit
The manifesto wasn't well received
[The essay] was greeted in 1995 by many thoughtful people as a work of genius, or at least profundity, and as quite sane [but it] is the work of neither a genius nor a maniac. Its pessimism over the direction of civilization and its rejection of the modern world are shared especially with the country's most highly educated.
His manifesto was his undoingSource: Getty Images
After I read the first few pages, my jaw literally dropped. One particular phrase disturbed me. It said modern philosophers were not ‘cool-headed logicians.’ Ted had once said I was not a ‘cool-headed logician’, and I had never heard anyone else use that phrase.
Things ended quickly for KaczynskiSource: Herald Sun
Was he right?Source: Getty Images
The manifesto challenges the basic assumptions of virtually every interest group that was involved with the case: the lawyers, the mental health experts, the press and politics—both left and right ... Kaczynski's defense team convinced the media and the public that Kaczynski was crazy, even in the absence of credible evidence ... [because] we needed to believe it ... They decided that the Unabomber was mentally ill, and his ideas were mad. Then they forgot about the man and his ideas and created a curative tale. But the truly disturbing aspect of Kaczynski and his ideas is not that they are so foreign but that they are so familiar. The manifesto is the work of neither a genius nor a maniac. Except for its call to violence, the ideas it expresses are perfectly ordinary and unoriginal.