by Bradford L. Huie
for The American Mercury
THIS WEEK in Vanessa Neubauer’s new audio book reading — chapter 17 — of Robert Griffin’s The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds we learn why William Luther Pierce moved the main office of his White revolutionary organization, the National Alliance, from the Washington, DC area to the forest-covered hills of West Virginia. (ILLUSTRATION: The main building of the National Alliance facilities in West Virginia, shown here in a recent photograph, was dedicated in 1986.)
What was it about Washington, DC that repelled William Pierce? How did others in his life view his life in Washington, his political activities, and his proposed moved to the countryside? Was there a spiritual aspect to the move? Was the move intended to facilitate the construction of a paramilitary compound, or an organic, self-sustaining, family-friendly White community? You’re about to find out.
Today we rejoin Vanessa Neubauer in her reading of this week’s installment, chapter 17, 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 above (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 17th chapter, “To West Virginia,” 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.