The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell with a prefatory note on Anarchism Today by P. M. Bergman BARRICADE BOOKS, INC. Published by Barricade. The Anarchist’s Cookbook. Counterfitting Money. Counterfeiting Money by The Jolly Roger. Before reading this article, it would be a very good. The “we” utilized in these pages is the anarchist we: it refers to all those whose ac – . gardener’s guide is a direct action handbook, as is every cookbook.

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I have recently been made aware of several websites that focus on The Anarchist Cookbook. As the author of the original publication some 30 plus years ago, it is appropriate for me to comment.

The Anarchist Cookbook was written during and filetyps of soon after I graduated from high school.

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At the time, I was 19 years old and the Vietnam War and the so-called “counter culture fkletype were at their height. I was involved in the anti-war movement and attended numerous peace rallies and demonstrations.

The book, in many respects, was a misguided product of my adolescent anger at the prospect of being drafted and sent to Vietnam to fight in a war that I did not believe in.

I conducted the research for the manuscript on my own, primarily at the New York City Public Library. Most of the contents were gleaned from Military and Special Forces Manuals. I was not member of any radical group of either a left or right wing persuasion. I submitted the manuscript directly to a number of publishers without the help or advice of an agent. Ultimately, it was accepted by Lyle Stuart Inc.

Contrary to what is the normal custom, the copyright for fkletype book was taken out in the name of the publisher rather than the author. I did not appreciate the significance of this at the time and would only come to understand it some years later when I requested that the book be taken out of print. The central idea to the book was that violence is an acceptable means to bring about political change.

I wrote the Anarchist Cookbook in 1969. Now I see its premise as flawed

I no longer agree with this. I am not familiar with these publications and cannot comment upon them. I can say that the original Anarchist Cookbook has not been revised or updated in any way by me since it was first published.


During the years that followed its publication, I went to university, married, became a father and a teacher of adolescents. These developments had a profound moral and spiritual effect on me. I found that I no longer agreed with what I had written earlier and I was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the ideas that I had put my name to.

The response from the publisher was that the copyright was in his name and therefore such a decision was his to make – not the author’s. In the early ‘s, the rights for the book were sold to another publisher. I have had no contact with that publisher other than to request that the book be taken out of print and I receive no royalties. Unfortunately, the book continues to be in print and with the advent of the Cookbooi several websites dealing with it have emerged.

I want to state categorically that I am not in agreement with the contents of The Anarchist Cookbook and I would be very pleased and relieved to see its anarfhist discontinued. I consider it to be a misguided and potentially dangerous publication which should be taken out of print. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Please try again later. Thinking that perhaps the publisher had used high quality extremely thin Tyvek “paper” or similar for waterproof purposes, I wasn’t too concerned, but decided to Google “Anarchist Cookbook” to find that the original publisher had sold the book and the subsequent publisher had “sanitized” this current edition, in my opinion only, for the sake of continued saleability. Do your research and you will see what caused me to return this item.


Not what I was expecting. This is not the original. It may have some of the original publication but was gutted of all its original glory. Dont waist your time.

You will be disappointed.

This was listed as the edition and what arrived was the I was mislead and really unhappy. Terrible book, pages are thin paper and most of the “how to’s” are inaccurate an can get you hurt. More of a gag book or something to think about. This is not the true Anarchist cookbook recipes and info. It isn’t what you expect. The content is “edited”. It’s the politically corrected version of the Anarchist’s Cookbook, because you wouldn’t want anyone to be exposed to those dangerous ideas now would you?

Additionally, this particular version is printed about as cheaply as one can imagine. The cover is thin and the finish is ink on slightly thicker paper. No shine, no protection, just ink on paper. It’s what you would expect from a single-use University lab workbook. Maybe you should look for a higher quality version with the original contents.

Little to nothing is very effective or up to date within it. Fun time period writing within.

Powell, stated regretting He wrote a book. This is not what Mr.

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