by Bradford L. Huie
for The American Mercury
AGAIN AND AGAIN the claim is made that Dr. William Pierce’s novel The Turner Diaries was the “inspiration” for Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 attack on the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. But was that true? Professor Robert S. Griffin asks Dr. Pierce tough questions on his, his novel’s, and his organization’s connections to McVeigh in this audio book version of his unique biography of Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds, read by Vanessa Neubauer. (ILLUSTRATION: Timothy McVeigh sells bumper stickers near Waco, Texas, one of which is “anti-Nazi,” blaming Nazis and Communists for favoring gun control. Click here to view in high resolution. The text on the sticker reads, flanked by a hammer and sickle and a swastika, “Politicians Love Gun Control.”)
Was it not obvious that the bombing of the FBI building portrayed in The Turner Diaries was a blueprint for the bomb in Oklahoma City? What were the similarities? What were the differences? Did McVeigh have a racial motivation, as the protagonist of Pierce’s book did? What is Dr. Pierce’s moral view of such violent acts? You’re about to find out.
Today we rejoin Vanessa Neubauer in her reading of this week’s installment, chapter twelve, 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 twelfth chapter, “Timothy McVeigh,” 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.