ROBERT BLY ON THE MIND OF THE UNABOMBER SUSPECT

No one has written more vividly about today's troubled male psyche than the poet Robert Bly, author of the best-selling Iron John. In his new book, The Sibling Society, Bly argues that we have become a culture of squabbling siblings, determined to end authority. TIME asked Bly to reflect on the Unabomber suspect's behavior.

The actions of the Unabomber give evidence of a protest against technology, and possibly a serious form of mental illness. Details of his life also show a pattern of regression to younger and younger stages, a pattern we may see repeated around us in the coming years.

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