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Remembering William Luther Pierce:
September 11, 1933–July 23, 2002

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WilliamLutherPierceWilliam Luther Pierce was born on September 11, 1933 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He died on July 23, 2002 in Mill Point, West Virginia of cancer. Pierce earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Rice University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. From 1962 to 1965, Pierce was Assistant Professor of physics at Oregon State University, but he left academia to work full time on white racial preservation.

In 1966, Pierce moved to the Washington, D.C. area to work with George Lincoln Rockwell and the National Socialist White People’s Party. Pierce edited the NSWPP’s theoretical journal National Socialist World. After Rockwell was assassinated in 1967 by a disaffected follower, Pierce worked with Willis Carto’s National Youth Alliance. In 1974, Pierce founded the National Alliance, which he led until his death.

The National Alliance was a political membership organization that aimed to become the vanguard of a White Nationalist revolution in North America and around the world. The Alliance’s work was primarily metapolitical. National Vanguard Books published books and maintained an excellent, wide-ranging book catalog. The Alliance also published National Vanguard magazine and other periodicals. Pierce’s American Dissident Voices broadcasts reached a world-wide audience. Pierce’s commitment to metapolitics was so thoroughgoing that he even founded the religion of Cosmotheism to provide philosophical and spiritual foundations for the National Alliance’s work. But the Alliance did not neglect the other fundamental branch of metapolitics: community organizing. The Alliance also worked to foster local National Alliance groups and to educate a leadership cadre.

To learn more about William Pierce, read the following articles at Counter-Currents.

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  1. Raven Gatto
    Posted September 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Virgos are #1! We are the best sign! Woohoo!

    • White Republican
      Posted September 11, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think that William Pierce would have approved of such superstition.

      • Raven Gatto
        Posted September 12, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

        I don’t think that William Pierce would have approved of such superstition.

        Exactly! He would not have approved of such superstition precisely because he is a Virgo!

        Just another feather in our caps.

      • White Republican
        Posted September 13, 2013 at 1:32 am | Permalink

        I hope that Virgos are ironic rather than incorrigible.

  2. Bobby
    Posted September 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    A Ph.D. period in physics, is one of the most difficult degrees to get–for sheer brainwork, it’s easier becoming an M.D. and that’s the truth.

    • Mike W.
      Posted September 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

      I’ll agree with you on that one. I have a nephew who’s going into a Ph.D programme in electrical engineering. It’s one degree that you can’t fake your way or lie your way through. Plagiarism will destroy any prospect of a career in research and development, academia or allied industries. No amount of affirmative action, equal opportunity, etc. can compensate for the high degree of intelligence and grey matter that is a prerequisite for earning this high caliber doctorate. To put it bluntly, either you have what it takes or you don’t.

  3. Posted September 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Coincidentely, I have just translated “Why Conservatives Can’t Win” into Portuguese (my native language) and posted it on my blog:

    I first read this and some other of Pierce’s classical essays here at CC, for which I’m thankful to you guys.

    In case you are interested, you guys can copy the translation linked above and post it at the Portuguese section of the translations area of the site. Plus, if you are interested in more translations of other essays originally published here at CC, just let me know and I’ll forward them to you. I have been translating a few of your best recent articles of late.


  4. Maple Leaf
    Posted September 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    A Real Hero, not the Hollywood type , he put himself at the front of the struggle!
    The memory of his words and actions, come as close to the spiritual as I can hope to encounter.

  5. Proofreader
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    In addition to National Socialist World, I believe William Pierce also edited White Power and National Socialist Liberator when he was active in the NSWPP. I’ve seen an old reference work, From Radical Left to Extreme Right: A Bibliography of Current Periodicals of Protest, Controversy, Advocacy, or Dissent, which included detailed entries on these periodicals, and I’m fairly sure that Pierce was specified as the editor.

  6. Reisender
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 7:58 am | Permalink has a collection of several hundred of his radio broadcasts you can listen to, which I recommend to anyone who hasn’t done so already:

    Various videos by, about, and in honor of WLP:

    An audiobook of his first novel, The Turner Diaries:

    His other novel, Hunter, in .pdf form:

    His wikiquote page:

  7. Peter Quint
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    A most excellent man; I reserve the term great for Hitler alone. In the future I plan to burn a candle on Pierce’s and Hitler’s birthdays. I will also light a candle for Oliver, Matthews, Rockwell and anyone else who qualifies as one of our heroes. Let’s make new traditions people!

  8. Junghans
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    The racial and political genius of William Pierce is simply astounding. Virtually everything he ever wrote or said needs to be reproduced and spread far and wide. The publication ‘THE BEST OF ATTACK & NATIONAL VANGUARD is exceptional, and needs to be studied by every racially aware White person.

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