The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: William Gayley Simpson

by Bradford L. Huie
for The American Mercury

CHAPTER 20 of Robert Griffin’s The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds — read this week by Vanessa Neubauer in our continuing series — deals with Dr. William Luther Pierce and his publication of Which Way Western Man? by philosopher William Gayley Simpson (pictured).

Click here for all the chapters of this book that we’ve published so far.

Why did William Simpson strongly identify, during the first phase of his career, with St. Francis of Assisi? What was the significance of Friedrich Nietzsche in Simpson’s life? Why did both Pierce and Simpson conclude that Christianity was a religion unfit for White people? Did Simpson and Pierce then inevitably turn to atheism or hedonism? You’re about to find out.

Today we rejoin Vanessa Neubauer in her reading of this week’s installment, chapter 20, 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 20th chapter — “William Gayley Simpson” — 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.

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