by Bradford L. Huie
for The American Mercury
TODAY WE ENTER the mind of the author of the most controversial novel ever written — The Turner Diaries. Professor Robert S. Griffin interviews and probes fearlessly into the thinking of Dr. William Pierce, the subject his unique biography, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds.
What was William Pierce trying to achieve with The Turner Diaries? Why does he claim that it is not his best writing, even though it is by far the most popular thing he has ever written? Didn’t Pierce realize that he’d forever be placing himself and his movement “on the fringe” of American life by writing it the way he did? Why so much raw violence — even cruelty? Was any of that really necessary to get his message across? You’re about to find out.
Today we rejoin Vanessa Neubauer in her reading of this week’s installment, chapter eleven, 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 eleventh chapter, “Pierce on The Turner Diaries,” 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.