The Life and Legacy of Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber: A Controversial Figure's Story
Ted Kaczynski, famously known as the "Unabomber," passed away on June 28th, 2021. He was 81 years old at the time of his death and had been suffering from late-stage cancer.
Kaczynski was born in Chicago in 1942 and went on to become a mathematician and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. However, in 1969, he abruptly resigned from his position and moved to a remote cabin in Montana. From there, he began sending bombs to individuals and institutions across the United States.
Kaczynski's bombings continued for almost two decades, and he is responsible for killing three people and injuring 23 others. He was finally captured in 1996 when his brother recognized his writing style in a manifesto that Kaczynski had sent to The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Kaczynski's motivation for the bombings was a deep-seated hatred for modern technology and industrialization. He believed that technology was destroying the natural world and that individuals and organizations promoting it were conspiring against humanity. He saw violence as the only way to make his message heard and bring about societal change.
After his capture, Kaczynski was sentenced