UM-Dearborne students are reading the Unabomber
May 22, 2012
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The Wall Street Journal in this article has picked up this Chronicle article on David Skrbina‘s Philosophy of Technology class at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. (Skrbina’s job is not tenure-track.) The Chronicle is calling for a conversation centering around the questions: “What can be learned from the Unabomber? And just as important, should we be listening to an admitted killer in the first place?” It seems the Chronicle author thinks the answer to the latter question is “No”:
What’s missing in Kaczynski’s writing is any shred of remorse. In Skrbina and a handful of other admirers of his work, the Unabomber has gotten a serious hearing for his ideas. Which, of course, is what he wanted all along.
Note: the WSJ piece is very short, and the Chronicle piece is very long.