20 years after Ted Kaczynski, also known as the “Unabomber,” was arrested for sending bombs via U.S. mail, he has made the spotlight again after sending New Yorker staff writer, Lawrence Wright, a letter he received from Kaczynski.
The letter, dated April 4, 2016, states, “I am writing because I am ready to speak to someone from the media regarding my brother’s recent comments and to discuss how they are being used to torment me.”
With his brother, David Kaczynski, recent releasing his new book “Every Last Tie: The Story of the Unabomber and His Family” that prompted Ted to attempt to tell what he feels is his side of the story.
The letter reads:
“Dear Sir: Mr. Wright,
I am writing because I am ready to speak to someone from the media regarding my brother’s recent comments and to discuss how they are being used to torment me.
I am only granting one interview to one person. In order to determine who will get the interview, I am asking you to write me back affirming that you understand that I am NOT mentally ill, as my brother, Dave, would have you believe.
Since I have no way of knowing which one of you will actually report this fact, I am asking a select few people, who have written to me in the past, to write me and 1) tell me who you are 2) why I should tust you.
Please include a list of questions in your reply.