Unabomber's Inspiration?

CobraBoy (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 05:06:55 -0700

Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski may have drawn inspiration from a 1907
novel by Joseph Conrad in which a
mad professor ditches academia and fashions a bomb, according to the
Washington Post. The newspaper quoted federal
authorities and members of Kaczynski's family as saying the former
mathematics professor read Conrad's works about a
dozen times and may have been inspired by his novel ``The Secret Agent.''
Even before identifying Kaczynski as a
suspect in the Unabomber killings, FBI agents noted the parallels between
Conrad's theme of science as a false icon and
the Unabomber's targetting of scientists and technological experts


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