The Turner Diaries

Turner Diaries
The Turner Diaries is a 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce, published under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald.wikipedia
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William Luther Pierce

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The Turner Diaries is a 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce, published under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald.
A physicist by profession, he was author of the novels The Turner Diaries and Hunter under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald.

White genocide conspiracy theory

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The book was greatly influential in shaping white nationalism and in the later development of white genocide conspiracy theory.
The main perpetrator of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 and injured more than 680, carried pages from The Turner Diaries, a fictional account of white supremacists who ignite a revolution by blowing up the FBI headquarters with a truck bomb.

Oklahoma City bombing

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It has also inspired numerous hate crimes and acts of terrorism, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1999 London nail bombings, and the murder of Alan Berg.
As he drove toward the Murrah Federal Building in the Ryder truck, McVeigh carried with him an envelope containing pages from The Turner Diaries – a fictional account of white supremacists who ignite a revolution by blowing up the FBI headquarters at 9:15 one morning using a truck bomb.

Zionist Occupation Government conspiracy theory

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Turner and his cohorts take their organization underground in order to wage a guerrilla war against the System, which is depicted as being under Jewish control.
It also features as the main theme in the 1978 book The Turner Diaries, written by William Luther Pierce (founder of white nationalist organization the National Alliance).

National Alliance (United States)

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The Turner Diaries was first serialized in the mid 1970s in the National Alliance's tabloid paper, Attack! The first printing in paperback was published in May 1978.
The NYA broke into factions as a result of infighting, and William Luther Pierce, a former physics associate-professor and author of the white supremacist novels The Turner Diaries and Hunter, gained control of the largest remnant and relaunched it as the National Alliance in 1974.

The Order (white supremacist group)

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The Order was named after, and partly modeled on, a fictional terrorist group in William Luther Pierce's novel The Turner Diaries.

Murder of James Byrd Jr.

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An officer investigating the case also testified that witnesses said that King had referenced The Turner Diaries after beating Byrd.

Hunter (Pierce novel)

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Pierce also used this pseudonym to write the better-known The Turner Diaries, a 1978 novel with similar themes.

Timothy McVeigh

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McVeigh sold survival items and copies of The Turner Diaries.

The Camp of the Saints

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The Southern Poverty Law Center has compared the book to The Turner Diaries, attributing its popularity with white nationalists to the plot's parallels with the white genocide conspiracy theory.

1999 London nail bombings

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It has also inspired numerous hate crimes and acts of terrorism, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1999 London nail bombings, and the murder of Alan Berg.
It was during this period that Copeland read The Turner Diaries, and first learned how to make bombs using fireworks with alarm clocks as timers, after downloading a so-called "terrorist's handbook" from the internet.

Pseudonym

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The Turner Diaries is a 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce, published under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald.

United States

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The Turner Diaries depicts a violent revolution in the United States which leads to the overthrow of the federal government, nuclear war, and, ultimately, a race war leading to the systematic extermination of non-whites.

Federal government of the United States

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The Turner Diaries depicts a violent revolution in the United States which leads to the overthrow of the federal government, nuclear war, and, ultimately, a race war leading to the systematic extermination of non-whites.

Nuclear warfare

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The Turner Diaries depicts a violent revolution in the United States which leads to the overthrow of the federal government, nuclear war, and, ultimately, a race war leading to the systematic extermination of non-whites.

Person of color

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All groups opposed by the novel's protagonist, Earl Turner, including Jews, non-whites, "liberal actors" and politicians, are exterminated.

The New York Times

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The Turner Diaries was described as "explicitly racist and anti-Semitic" by The New York Times and has been labeled the "bible of the racist right" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Southern Poverty Law Center

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The Turner Diaries was described as "explicitly racist and anti-Semitic" by The New York Times and has been labeled the "bible of the racist right" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

White nationalism

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The book was greatly influential in shaping white nationalism and in the later development of white genocide conspiracy theory.

Hate crime

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It has also inspired numerous hate crimes and acts of terrorism, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1999 London nail bombings, and the murder of Alan Berg.

Alan Berg

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It has also inspired numerous hate crimes and acts of terrorism, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1999 London nail bombings, and the murder of Alan Berg.

Insurgency

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The book details a violent, apocalyptic overthrow of the United States federal government (referred to as "the System" throughout the book) by Turner and his militant comrades in a brutal race war that is first waged in North America, then spreads to the rest of the world.

Ethnic conflict

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The Turner Diaries depicts a violent revolution in the United States which leads to the overthrow of the federal government, nuclear war, and, ultimately, a race war leading to the systematic extermination of non-whites. The book details a violent, apocalyptic overthrow of the United States federal government (referred to as "the System" throughout the book) by Turner and his militant comrades in a brutal race war that is first waged in North America, then spreads to the rest of the world.

North America

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The book details a violent, apocalyptic overthrow of the United States federal government (referred to as "the System" throughout the book) by Turner and his militant comrades in a brutal race war that is first waged in North America, then spreads to the rest of the world.