The Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and Its Future

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., Dec 1, 2005 - Political Science - 124 pages
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The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in "advanced" countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world. The continued development of technology will worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human beings to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in "advanced" countries.
  

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Theodore Kaczynski may have been a genius. What am I saying he was one. But madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin.

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Ted said many things that one from the right would agree with, there's MANY statements made about the left or "leftist" and society that he doesn't back up at all, in fact at the end of the book and several times throughout he says basically the same thing, that it's ones opinion, I did agree with many things said (which worries me) but for anyone to say this should be required reading for the college student is pretty stupid.I would skip the purchase of the book and read the free version's you can find on the net, I read both and I should have just stopped reading after I read the free print on the internet but I wanted to see if it was the same or not. It was/is..  

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Contents

Introduction Pages 5 6
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The Psychology of Modern Leftism Pages 67
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Feelings of Inferiority Pages 712
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Oversocialization Pages 12 17
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The Power Process Pages 1718
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Surrogate Activities Pages 1821
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Autonomy Pages 2122
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Sources of Social Problems Pages 2227
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Restriction of Freedom is Unavoidable in Industrial Society Pages 4953
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The Bad Parts of Technology Cannot Be Separated from the Good Parts Pages 5355
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Technology is a More Powerful Social Force than the Aspiration for Freedom Pages 5561
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Simpler Social Problems Have Proved Intractable Pages 6163
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Revolution Is Easier Than Reform Pages 6364
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Control of Human Behavior Pages 6473
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Human Race at a Crossroads Pages 7376
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Human Suffering Pages 7679
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Disruption of the Power Process in Modern Society Pages 2734
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How Some People Adjust Pages 2734
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The Motives of Scientists Pages 3438
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The Nature of Freedom Pages 3840
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Some Principles of History Pages 4144
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IndustrialTechnological Society Cannot Be Reformed Pages 4849
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The Future Pages 7983
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Strategy Pages 8394
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Two Kinds of Technology Pages 9497
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The Danger of Leftism Pages 97105
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Final Note Pages 105106
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Endnotes Pages 107119
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