Industrial Society and Its Future: A Reexamination

Zachary Strong
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Can someone be horrendously wrong and exactly right at the same time? Such is the paradox of Theodore John Kaczynski, more infamously known as the Unabomber. The legacy of this man, surely one of the most prominent terrorists in recent American history, includes a “head-spinning” mathematics dissertation, multiple premeditated murders of strangers, a thirty-five-thousand-word manifesto published by The Washington Post in 1995, and a small suite of books about humankind’s relationship with technology that have amassed cult followings around the world.

In this short and accessible book, the so-called “Unabomber Manifesto” is reviewed, expanded upon, and recontextualized in light of over a quarter century of technological and social “progress”. With over two hundred references, Kaczynski’s observations about the political left, technology, and human dignity are demonstrated to be startingly prescient, and his call for revolution is channeled into effective and peaceful directions.

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