May 25, 2012, - 1:29 pm

HILARIOUS!: Famous Harvard Grad From Class of ’62 Did What?

By Debbie Schlussel

The next time someone on the left lectures you about how smart Barack Obama, Al Gore, and the like are because they went to Harvard, well, you might wanna mention this certain grad of the Harvard Class of 1962. Not that he isn’t smart. He’s a genius who outsmarted the FBI for years and the only reason he was caught is that his money-grubbing brother finally turned him into the FBI. And you gotta love his chutzpah for the embarrassment factor to Harvard.

I LOOOOOOOOOVE this story!

Harvard University alumni attending their 50th class reunion this week are getting updates on classmates, but one person stands out among those sharing news about career moves, retirements and grandkids — Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

Kaczynski graduated in 1962 and is locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Colorado for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. In an alumni directory, he lists his occupation as “prisoner” and says his awards are “Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998.”

It’s an update the alumni association now regrets.

Um, why do they regret it? Are the liberals at Harvard suddenly dropping their facade of caring about criminals and the incarcerated less fortunate? Sure looks like it. Did they forget the Harvard slogan, “Veritas” [Latin for truth]?

“While all members of the class who submit entries are included, we regret publishing Kaczynski’s references to his convictions and apologize for any distress that it may have caused others,” the Harvard Alumni Association said in a statement Wednesday evening.

The only distress I feel is for Kaczynski’s victims and their loved ones, for whom this isn’t funny. Crocodile tears for Harvard and the class of ’62, though. I laugh as they are seeing crimson.

The alumni association said all class members, including Kaczynski, were invited to submit entries for the class report, distributed for reunion activities during commencement week.

A Harvard spokesman said the update was submitted by Kaczynski but could not immediately say how the university confirmed that. . . .

Kaczynski is a Harvard-trained mathematician who also got master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan.

Yup, my alma mater, Michigan, too. Go Blue, baby! And don’t get blown up for being “against the environment” and for technology.

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19 Responses

Ted Kaczynski sez: “Don’t vote by email.”

Robert on May 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Being so highly skilled at mathematics, it amazes me that he was so against technology. Without geniuses of his caliber, we would not have seen the tremendous growth in technology. A truly flawed human being, but was admitted to Harvard at the age of 16. Nerds all over have always likely held a certain revenge plot or two, most just never acted upon them. DS I also enjoy how you smash his brother for turning him in. Makes you wonder how long he knew it was strange big bro, Teddy. He was just holding out until the reward got bigger. Good stuff

TS loves DS on May 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    It is interesting how often genius is associated with mental illness. I know a young man who was an honor student at Stanford, but had a breakdown while he was there and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. What really surprised me is that the docs at the university hospital were not particularly surprised at this occurring. They told us they have students have these breakdowns and diagnoses all the time there. What surprised them is that the young man’s parents flew out to California within HOURS of receiving the call. The docs said most parents don’t bother coming.

    I am sure the fellow Harvard alums are super-embarrassed at their classmate being the infamous Unabomber. I bet none of them remember him. After all, his name wasn’t Kennedy and he never ran for President.

    DG in GA on May 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Name wasn’t Kennedy, didn’t diddle 19 yar old intern and ask her to “take care of that guy there”, didn’t boff a Mafia babe friend of Sam Gianaciano, or Marilyn Monroe and then have his people kill her to protect him and his AG brother Bobby and didn’t realize kidnapping Carlos Marcellos bought them both the bullet of a lifetime. For his faults Ted K. may have been the better Harvard man. For a laugh YouTube Nikki Muellar song ” The Ivy League Hustle_ I Went to Princeton, Bitch” WARNING- some raw language but funny.

      Bobby99 on November 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Hey Debbie
I was cheering on Appalachian State big time against Michigan. I loved that game.

Confederate South on May 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

“Kaczynski is a Harvard-trained mathematician.”

Yeah, and if I’m not mistaken, Iman Al Zawahiri is supposedly a pediatrician. If you want to NOT impress me, just start yackin’ about what hoity toity ivy league university you graduated from.

Irving on May 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I think he is a good example of how having everything going for you is not any guarantee of success. A lack of character combined with a childish ideology can leave even the most promising people useless and dangerous.

Worry01 on May 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

You are really doing your investigative reporting.


It is likely that Ted UNABOM wrote the entry. At his former 167 IQ, it is the kind of “humor” one could expect.

I grew up in Chicago. It was everyday conversation at the time: Who is he?

He is a good example of a brilliant mind gone wrong.

Panhandle on May 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm

my only experience with ivy league greatness was post college, playing on a men’s travel team at a local tennis club (eastside tennis club in detroit). i was invited to play on the team by the captain, who’d attended brown. another guy went to yale. and a few others were ivy league school alumni. i was a lowly UTEP alumni, who assumed it wasn’t a big deal what school i’d attended. anyway, i was playing well and i can’t say i detected any snobbery… until… midseason the team captain told me i was being replaced with his roomate from brown, who’d just relocated to the area. huh?! i’d just shellacked this guy a few nights prior in a club tournament, 8 – 2 in a pro set, but i was out : (

kirche on May 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Kaczynski was subjected to mind control techniques at Harvard ( Some think there was even more than that (, a conspiracy site).

GAinNY on May 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Yes, there is much more to the Theodore Kaczynski story than the media has portrayed about him. And there is much that Harvard should feel shame about. Alton Chase, who also graduated from Harvard, and, like Kaczynski, also fled industrialized life by moving to Montana, did some exhaustive research into Kaczynski, and concluded that Harvard’s promotion of “cultural or moral relativism” had an important role in Kaczynski’s development, and its terrible results. Chase wrote about this in “Harvard and the Unabomber: The Education of an American Terrorist” (2003).

    Here’s a good summation from Booklist by Gilbert Taylor:
    Chase, who, like Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, graduated from Harvard and fled academe for the Montana wilderness, here offers a new slant on the triple murderer and doctor of philosophy. According to the author, the philosophical roots of Kaczynski’s anti-industrialism began with Harvard’s curriculum in the late 1950s. Chase writes that it cultivated the view, later to be called cultural or moral relativism, that democratic society and its institutions were sheer power relations and bereft of intrinsic value. Chase then sets forth the etymology, so to speak, of the killer’s more particular thoughts, concluding that Kaczynski was a cherry picker among quite old and common execrations of technology. Tying in the killer’s personal rages, Chase suggests that social awkwardness and participation in a traumatizing psychological experiment (led by the unorthodox psychologist Henry A. Murray) underlay Kaczynski’s exaltation in planning and “justifying” his crimes. It takes an intellectual to think like that, and Chase astutely and provocatively delineates Kaczynski’s metamorphosis into a Raskolnikov.

    Chase also makes a case for the idea that Harvard’s “cultural or moral relativism” is the basis for modern terrorism, and that Kaczynski was one of its results. See “A Mind for Murder: The Education of the Unabomber and the Origins of Modern Terrorism” (2003).

    Each of these books addresses the psychological experiments at Harvard that were conducted on Kaczynski, who was code-named “Lawful” as a test subject. Those experiments were conducted by Dr. Henry A. Murray, who was also a member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), a precursor to the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency).

    Well before the time of the experiments on Kaczynski, Murray and the CIA were performing expriements with “LSD 25,” an hallucinogen based on a chemical compound created by Dr. Albert Hoffman in 1938. Harvard was the key center for Murray’s and the CIA’s experiments on subjects taking LSD.

    According to Harvard protocol at the time of the psychological experiments on Kaczynski, the experiments performed on Kaczynski would have been filmed. But those, of course, have vanished and Harvard hasn’t released much of the files on the Kaczynski experiements. If those films/records haven’t been destroyed by Harvard and/or the CIA, then they have been locked away with tight security.

    Although we don’t know whether or not Kaczynski was administered LSD as part of Murray’s experiments at Harvard, it seems more likely than not that he was given LSD. Murray and Harvard were very much into LSD experiements both before and after the Kaczynski experiments. (Although the public knows next to nothing about Murray, much of the public is familiar with Murray’s protege, Dr. Timothy Leary, who also conducted LSD psychological experiments at Harvard on behalf of the CIA.)

    Here’s a link to an interesting article on Murray and Kaczynski from the Harvard Crimson: “Murray Center Seals Kaczynski Data” by Kirsten G. Studlien (2000).

    Ralph Adamo on May 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Intelligence means nothing its how you use it. For example take lawyers like Sam Bernstein, or a doctor like Haitham Masri. Take my president please!!!

Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on May 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Is this the same debbie that said 1 muslim down, 1 more billion to go!!!

we are HUGE fans of yours in my trailer park!

keep the good work coming!!!!!!

anyone who has read the bible knows the final battle is coming and we gonna get us some hevens the more mussie we kill!

Riley Hamilton on May 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Riley, I certainly welcome intelligent opposing opinions, but something is missing from your posts: the intelligent component. Perhaps you would be better off posting where your opinions will automatically be deemed intelligent, such as Mediamatters, Stormfront, Loonwatch, etc. They will welcome you with open arms without changing a thing and laud your “wisdom.”

    Ralph Adamo on May 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm

yeah! stupid harvbard! cuz one bad seed makes ALL OF THEM BAD!

that how i be feelins about mussies, hippies, white people darker than peaches, arabs, i-ranians, arabs, arabs, mussies, arabs…and obamaers

Riley Hamilton on May 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Is this the same debbie that also said the kids in norway deserved to die!!!

man oh man, you are my favorite person in the world right now

that what edverybody up in mah trailer parks said tooo!!!!

Riley Hamilton on May 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Riley/Rashid/Mohammed/Achmed, show me ANY type of evidence and proof where Debbie said that the youths in the Norway shootings deserved to die? She NEVER said anything like you motherfreaking dumbass lunatic troll. If I were Debbie, I would come onto this blog, trace you’re IP handle, email you and file a “libel/defamtion” lawsuit against for slandering her and taking her words of out context. And yes we have “defamation” laws in this country, and if you dare cross the line and start libeling and slandering people, it can get you into ALOT of trouble.

    And Skzion, this looney troll has been trolling on this blog for the last few days, making a complete ass out of his/her/it’s self!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on May 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

“Is this the same debbie that said 1 muslim down, 1 more billion to go!!!” -Riley, aka Rashid

I thought the Muslims invented algebra? (Not really.) Learn subtraction, please.

skzion on May 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

I think he was just mentally ill.

I believe Harvard made a joke in his submission in the directory and that this is what they regretted, of course only after pressure. They made light of his crimes. This was wrong.

I can’t speak to the environment in 1962, but today, the Mathematics department at Harvard is not liberal. It is diverse, in a way, but not liberal. MIT is VERY liberal.

val on May 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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