Title: Unabomber Writes Story For Magazine at SUNY
Topic: news stories
Date: Aug. 25, 1999

Theodore Kaczynski, the man known as the Unabomber, has written a parable for a magazine published by students at the State University of New York at Binghamton. The story, titled “Ship of Fools,” was written at the request of Tim LaPietra, a 21-year-old senior and publisher of “Off!” magazine.

“Ship of Fools” is the story of a boat's passengers and crew who spend their time griping about personal injustices instead of taking over the vessel from an insane crew. The boat crashes into two icebergs and everyone dies.

“What I get from it is that he's saying, 'People who are leftist shouldn't waste their time with what he calls reform, such as equal wages and equal treatment for women,' “ Mr. LaPietra said. ' “The main issue is we have to stop the industrial machine before it takes away all of our humanity.' “

The story has been posted on the Web site of Context Books

(www.contextbooks.com). Context Books is handling Mr. Kaczynski's memoir, “Truth Versus Lies.”