Sunday, November 19, 2006

Harvard and the Unabomber; a review of the book by Alston Chase from
First Things

- This is one of the best books I've read in years; fascinating reading for a variety of reasons.

T. Kaczynski grew up in a home where talk of politics, philosophy and ideas was abundant. Speaking of the intellectual climate of the post ww2 era Chase writes.
"And the best minds in those days were very worried. Fear permeated the culture of the time. WW 2 had killed 60 million people. The bombing of Dresden, Hiroshima... convinced many intellectuals just how technological knowledge might destoy the world. The grotesque 'experiments' on human subjects by death camp doctors... reminded them where science could lead."


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