The Anarchist’s Cookbook was used by communist terrorists, possibly including the Weathermen (Weather Underground Organization) of Bill Ayers, Ted Gold, Bernadine Dohrn, and others of the late 60’s early 70’s groups.
It was circulated in through their underground network of safehouses and support groups (many of which were exposed in The Pink Sheet on the Left, #279, about 1979, long before the FBI put out a similar report and map).
Marxist and black extremist Marxists/criminals raided government Armories, ROTC buildings, hardware stores and mining sites to get dynamite, black powder, and electrical wiring for their bombs.
Powell was a traitor to America so don’t let any glowing report/fake news about him fool you as to who he was.
It was a favorite of “patriot militias” during the run up to Y2K
All he did was collect info that was already available. He turned it from not that hard to find to easy to find. And now with the internet it’s super easy to find. Who used it really isn’t his fault, it’s just info.