Global Systems FBI Case Study: Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber"
(by Kieran Ryan and Sydney Music)
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Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, is a math genius who believes technology is evil and that people should live collectively as an agrarian society. He was an assistant professor at UC Berkeley but subsequently left.
After being rejected by his family when trying to re-establish contact, he retreats to his remote cabin in Montana. In the following years, he begins sending letterbombs to universities and airplanes.
"Unabomber" Manifesto Published in Newspaper
In total, Kaczynski killed 3 people and injured 23 others among 16 letterbombs sent over nearly two decades.
While under the radar in his Montana cabin, Kaczynski wrote a 35,000-word manifesto detailing his eco-anarchist views. He sent this to The New York Times which the news company agreed to publish as long as Kaczynski promised not to carry out more mail bombings.
Industrial Society and Its Future The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race . . .
After The New York Times publishes Kaczynski's manifesto, his brother, David, recognizes Ted's style of writing and alerts the FBI of his suspicion.
The tip from David Kaczynski was the biggest break in the Unabomber case. The FBI had trouble identifying serial bomber because he was meticulous in his craft and execution. A linguistic analyst positively identified other literature written by Kaczynski that matched his manifesto.