U.N. Origins of Anarchist Cookbook

U.N. Origins of Anarchist Cookbook

William Powell Jr, The author of the Anarchist Cookbook is the son of a United Nations press officer and founder of the U.N. 

The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, is a book that contains instructions for the manufacture of explosives, rudimentary telecommunications phreakingdevices, and other items. The book also includes instructions for home manufacturing of illicit drugs, including LSD. It was written by William Powell at the apex of thecounterculture era. His book has been reported to us to have been found in the possession of many alleged perpetrators of major "attacks".

William Ralph Powell(Author of Anarchist Cookbook) was born on Long Island, in Roslyn, on Dec. 6, 1949. His father, William Charles Powell, was a press officer at the United Nations; his mother, the former Doreen Newman, ran a phobia clinic at a hospital in White Plains.

He (William Ralph Powell Jr. author of A.C.) left the country in 1979, bouncing around the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, working as a teacher and administrator in a series of State Department–backed private schools. He wrote more books, about pedagogy and professional development. And he gained a reputation for—wait for it—conflict resolution. He rose through the ranks to attain top positions in schools packed with children of the international elite in Dar es Salaam, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur.

William Powell; Ex-Media Voice for U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — William Powell Sr., was the media voice for the United Nations during the reigns of Kurt Waldheim and U Thant and a member of the staff that organized the first U.N. meetings in London in 1945.

Powell served as spokesman for both Secretaries-General Thant and Waldheim and also had been director of the Press and Publications Division of the U.N. Office of Public Information.
Powell, who earned a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, was a college professor and Navy war veteran when he was chosen to help prepare the agenda of the first U.N. General Assembly at Church House, London. He joined the permanent U.N. staff in 1946 and from 1953 to 1959 was the organization's press representative in London.