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The Unabomber's Manifesto by Ted Kacyzinski
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Sep 05, 2017

it was ok

I really wish Ted had not gone off the deep end and mailed bombs to people. He really was a brilliant man and a fairly good writer. The prose is purple as hell. Any idea that flitted into his head, he was instantly certain and confident about it and had a depth of insight about it. That's not the path to truth. Collaboration, sound-boarding, and study all serve to temper the "truths" we arrive at by intuition alone. This is the life rant of a lone genius who chose to allow his thoughts to run wild all alone in the woods and thus "solved" the meaning of life and all the things wrong with it. It's a shame he chose to kill people instead of applying that very impressive mind to make a living in the world.

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Reading Progress

March 17, 2017 – Started Reading
March 25, 2017 – Finished Reading
September 5, 2017 – Shelved

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