After last week’s “Ted,” I feel like we finally understand how Ted Kaczynski became so damaged. Ted was always an outsider because of his intellect, but the nefarious CIA-sanctioned experiments performed on him by Harvard professor Henry Murray definitely helped to push him over the edge. Is it easier to sympathize or empathize with the Unabomber? Not necessarily, but we have a much better idea of how and why he turned to terrorism.
Episodes 5 and 6 are my favorite of the series — and every episode has been so good. This week’s “Abri” is Fitz-centric and next week’s episode is Ted-centric. In “Abri,” it’s 1996 and David Kaczynski isn’t sure what to do. His wife, Linda, has read the Manifesto and she’s convinced the ideas and writing are a match to Ted. When David finally agrees to submit a sample of Ted’s writing to the FBI for analysis, it’s only under the condition of strict anonymity.
What is it about the Unabomber that people found so fascinating during the height of his popularity? And what makes his story so compelling and terrifying to this very day? Was it that he stumped local and federal law enforcement for so long? Was it that people worried they might become the target of a man who could send a bomb through the mail to anyone at any time? Was it that they wondered what he was really after and if this was the best way to go about it?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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