Theodore Kaczynski saw violent collapse as the only way to bring down the techno-industrial system, and in more than a decade of mail bomb terror he killed three people and injured twenty-three others. One does not need to support the actions that landed Kaczynski in supermax prison to see the value of his essays disabusing the notion of heroic technology while revealing the manner in which it is destroying the planet. For the first time, readers will have an uncensored personal account of his anti-technology philosophy, including a corrected version of the notorious Unabomber Manifesto, Kaczynski's critique of anarcho-primitivism, and essays regarding The Coming Revolution. Dr. David Skrbina, who teaches philosophy at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, provides fascinating excerpts from his correspondence with the man he calls a revolutionary for our times. And Feral House wants you to know that Theodore J. Kaczynski does not receive remuneration for this book, and a portion of all revenue will be donated to the American Red Cross.
"Like many of my colleagues, I felt that I could easily have been the Unabomber's next target. He is clearly a Luddite, but simply saying this does not dismiss his argument. . . . As difficult as it is for me to acknowledge, I saw some merit in the reasoning in Kaczynski's writing]. I started showing friends the Kaczynski quote from Ray Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines"; I would hand them Kurzweil's book, let them read the quote, and then watch their reaction as they discovered who had written it." -- Bill Joy, founder of Sun Microsystems, in "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us," "Wired" magazine
Theodore J. Kaczynski has been convicted for illegally transporting, mailing, and using bombs, resulting in the deaths of three people. He is now serving a life sentence in the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
The ideas and views expressed by Kaczynski before and after his capture raise crucial issues concerning the evolution and future of our society. For the first time, the reader will have access to an uncensored personal account of his anti-technology philosophy, which goes far beyond Unabomber pop culture mythology.
Feral House does not support or justify Kaczynski's crimes, nor does the author receive royalties or compensation for this book. It is this publisher's mission, as well as a foundation of the First Amendment, to allow the reader the ability to discern the value of any document.
David Skrbina, who wrote the introduction, teaches philosophy at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.