By: Andrew MacDonald
Source: MacDonald, Andrew. The Turner Diaries. Washington, D.C.: National Vanguard Press, 1978. Reprint, New York: Barricade Books, 1996, 1–2, 4–7.
About the Author: Andrew MacDonald was a pseudonym adopted by William L. Pierce (1933–2002) for his 1978 novel The Turner Diaries, which became infamous for its racist, anti-Semitic call to violence. With a doctorate in physics, Pierce pursued a career as a professor and scientist before founding the National Alliance in 1974. With its message of white supremacy, the National Alliance was considered one of the most dangerous organizations in America and was blamed for encouraging hate crimes against minorities.
The 1990s witnessed a series of confrontations that pitted the government against right-wing extremist groups. In August 1992, a...
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