I’m thinking maybe the Unabomber should have updated his Harvard profile to say he was part Cherokee, just to bust balls.
Ted Kaczynski — the domestic terrorist known as the Unabomber, who is serving life in prison for sending deadly mail bombs — will not be able to attend his 50th class reunion at Harvard College. But he did contribute a bizarre entry to the alumni report for the class of 1962.
While many of his classmates sent in lengthy updates on their lives for the 2½-inch-thick “red book,” the entry for Theodore John Kaczynski contains only nine lines.
The listing says his occupation is “prisoner,” and his home address is “No. 04475-046, US Penitentiary — Max, P.O. Box 8500, Florence, CO 8126-8500.”
Under the awards section, the listing says, “Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998.”
He lists one publication under his name, “Technological Slavery,” published by Feral House in 2010. In addition, he indicates that he lived in Eliot House, a student residence at Harvard.
I wonder if he mentioned what his favorite book is?
Kaczynski’s name was also included in a state-by-state listing of the alumni at the back of the book.
The widow of one of Kaczynski’s victims said she was “disappointed in Harvard.”
Susan Mosser — widow of Thomas Mosser, a 50-year-old advertising executive who was killed in December 1994 when a package exploded in the kitchen of their New Jersey home — said: “Kaczynski is a con artist. He’s a serial killer; he’s a murderer. . . . Everything is a game for him to push people’s buttons.”
She said she thinks that if Harvard did not publish Kaczynski’s information, he would have tried to sue the school for excluding it.
A Harvard Alumni Association spokesman confirmed that Kaczynski submitted the entry and said it was considered to be within the guidelines set for the book, which is titled, “Harvard and Radcliffe Classes of 1962 — Fiftieth Anniversary Report.”
If Kaczynski was a “rightwing extremist” instead of a leftist, would Harvard update his profile? Just wondering.
But Yale computer science professor David Gelernter had a different take on the entry.
“It’s very chilling,” Gelernter said. “He’s an unrepentant terrorist murderer who cut people, and slashed people to death in their kitchens, leaving them to bleed, while he hid in a shack somewhere in the West. So for some institution to lend authority to him, well, I can’t believe such things happen in the United States.”