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American Anarchist (2016)

The story of one of the most infamous books ever written, "The Anarchist Cookbook," and the role it's played in the life of its author, now 65, who wrote it at 19 in the midst of the counterculture upheaval of the late '60s and early '70s.

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The story of one of the most infamous books ever written, "The Anarchist Cookbook," and the role it's played in the life of its author, now 65, who wrote it at 19 in the midst of the counterculture upheaval of the late '60s and early '70s.

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Documentary, or excuse to place unwarranted shame and blame?
16 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

This documentary was so hard to get through once they started with the attempted shaming of the author as if he was personally responsible for the actions of dozens of individuals who did horrible things.

Ignoring the fact that the vast majority of incidents had nothing to do with anarchy or getting at the government except for what, the bombing done by McVeigh, who was educated in explosives by the US military, not the book and was influenced by what he experienced serving in Desert Storm that caused his hatred for the government.

I've known quite a few people who have owned and read the Anarchist Cookbook, as I did myself, and like anyone with any slight knowledge or common sense came to the same conclusion that I and most have, that it should be considered entertainment and given out as a gag gift before treated like some kind of guide for warfare on any level.

I wonder if the guys who made this even did any research, if they knew that if someone wanted to make homemade weapons, including explosives that the US military publishes various manuals that are serious and make the Anarchist cookbook look like something for young teenagers.

Some would probably say this a bad review in the way I put it together, but considering the so called "Documentary" I'm reviewing I don't feel it necessary to worry. The guys that put this together, and especially the interviewer should be ashamed of themselves.


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