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American Anarchist (2016)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 8 October 2016 (USA)
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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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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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Great potential... ruined by bullying interviewers
5 July 2017 | by DarthJordanSee all my reviews

I read the book when I was in Middle School so when I saw this documentary getting added to Netflix I was very excited to watch it. However this is a perfect example of why the media is hated and no one believes a word they say. The entire time the interviewer is trying to blame William Powell for every single terror attack that ever occurred since 1970. I feel more sympathy for the author of this book than I do any of the victims of the attacks committed by someone who read his book. I am an avid documentary fan. I will 9/10 times watch a documentary even when I know I'm not going to enjoy the rest, but I had to stop halfway through this dumpster fire because I couldn't stand the false message the producers where trying to force down your throat.


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