Author Of ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’ Wants His Book Out Of Print, Realizes Premise Is Flawed

 

 

” Forty-four years after penning “The Anarchist Cookbook,” author William Powell says he wants the infamous book off the shelves and out of print.

  The Cookbook, which contains detailed instructions for the manufacture of various types of home-built explosives, was an outpouring of Powell’s anger towards the U.S. military and “unnecessary government-sanctioned violence.” But as time passed, he realized the premise of his book was flawed, The Guardian reports.

  “The anger that motivated the writing of the Cookbook blinded me to the illogical notion that violence can be used to prevent violence,” Powell wrote for The Guardian. “

 

    There exists a school of thought that the State has grown exponentially more powerful and oppressive over the past four decades and perhaps the need will soon arise for the lessons in protest and disruption conveyed in Powell’s book .