Harvard and the Unabomber: The Education of an American Terrorist

Harvard and the Unabomber: The Education of an American Terrorist
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February 28th 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN10:
0393020029
ISBN13:
9780393020021

Alston Chase presents an intepretation of the infamous Unabomber. He projects Ted Kaczynski's life against the sinister background of the Cold War, when the prospect of nuclear conflict generated a fear of technology and a culture of despair on American college campuses. On these same campuses, federal agencies enlisted psychologists in a covert search for technologies of mind control and encouraged ethically questionable experiments on unwitting students.

Harvard University, to postgraduate study and to the edge of the wilderness in Montana, where he put his unthinkable plans into action. His reign of terror is rendered in detail and interweaved with this narrative is the chilling counterpoint of Kaczynki's coded journal entries on the efficiacy of materials and techniques - the stark record of a killer's learning curve. alienation remain in place and may be getting worse as the War on Terrorism replaces the Cold War.