Ted Kaczynski, ‘Unabomber’ Who Attacked Modern Life, Dies at 81

Theodore J. Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, has died at the age of 81 in a federal prison medical center in North Carolina. Kaczynski terrorized America from 1978 to 1995, killing three people and injuring 23 with homemade bombs in his attempt to bring about the collapse of modern society. After being captured, the question of whether Kaczynski was insane or had a rational motive for his crimes was widely debated. Prior to his manifesto being published, Kaczynski had no reputation beyond that of a twisted reveler in violence with a mysterious-sounding nickname – the Unabomber. Kaczynski’s biography was extraordinary: he scored 167 on an IQ test as a boy and entered Harvard at 16. By 25, he was an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Then he dropped out – not just from Berkeley, but from civilization.


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