by Bradford L. Huie
for The American Mercury
RESPECTED PROFESSOR of the classics — co-founder of the John Birch Society — radical racial-nationalist — witness before the Warren Commission — and profound influence on William Luther Pierce: All of these things describe Revilo Pendleton Oliver, who is the subject of this week’s chapter of our new audio book, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds. (ILLUSTRATION: Revilo P. Oliver.)
How did Dr. Pierce come to know Revilo Oliver? What were the professor’s connections to the National Youth Alliance and Lou Byers? How did Dr. Oliver influence Dr. Pierce? How did he inspire William Pierce’s first novel, The Turner Diaries? You’re about to find out.
Today we rejoin Vanessa Neubauer in her reading of this week’s installment, chapter nine, of Professor Robert S. Griffin’s masterful biography of Dr. William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds.
How did Dr. Pierce, an American scientist and academic, come to found the most influential racial-nationalist organization in America? What were his goals? To what extent did he succeed? Listen in to this fascinating intellectual journey by pressing the play button below (or at the end of this article).
This audio book will be published in weekly chapter installments on The American Mercury and will be available from the Mercury as a full-length audio book when the series is completed.
One of the most original — and controversial — thinkers of the 20th century was White nationalist, novelist, and founder of a new European religion, Cosmotheism, Dr. William L. Pierce.
The only real biography of Dr. Pierce is Professor Robert S. Griffin’s The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds, which was published in 2001. This week we continue with the ninth chapter, “Revilo P. Oliver,” of the book. Experience William Pierce, the writer, the philosopher, the radical — and the builder of an intentional White community in the mountains of West Virginia — just as Robert Griffin experienced him, by pressing the play button now.