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Author: Brendan O’Connor Narrator: Adam Grupper Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2021 ISBN: 9781665047012
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An engaging and reflective look at how austerity and the billionaire class paved the way for Trump’s presidency, the rise of the “alt-right,” and the caging of migrant children and adults in detention centers across the country

For all of the energy that the far right has demonstrated—and for all of the support that they receive from institutional conservatives in the GOP and affiliated organizations—the United States is experiencing an upsurge in left-wing social movements unlike any other in the past half-century, with roots not in the Democratic Party but Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.

Drawing on his original reporting as well as archival research, O’Connor investigates how the capitalist class and the radical right mobilize racism to defend their interests, while focusing on one of the most pressing issues of our time: immigration.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a painful, clear-sighted, casually shocking, necessary read.”

    Jia Tolentino, New York Times bestselling author

  • Blood Red Lines has set the bar for new works on the contemporary fascist right, for researchers and antifascist organizers both.”


  • “O’Connor’s impressive research and investigative skills shine through. Liberals will cheer this impassioned manifesto.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A forensic deep-dive into the dark arterial network of the anti-immigrant far-right. In an engaging journalistic method and storytelling style, O’Connor presents a map-like, chronological exposé of the white nationalist origination of restrictionist policy and its comfortable convergence with capitalist political economy.”

    Justin Akers Chacón, author of No One is Illegal

  • “[O’Connor] lucidly distills scholarly literature and marshals years of on-the-ground reporting to explain and expose how manufactured border and immigration threats have become the central means through which racist demagogues mobilize right-wing politics against a liberal capitalist state in crisis.”

    Daniel Denvir, author of All-American Nativism

  • “In this brilliantly clear-eyed book, O’Connor deftly unties the odious rat king of old-money nativism, murderous fascism, and rapacious neoliberalism, exposing how white supremacy lies at the core of not just capitalism but America itself.”

    Vegas Tenold, author of Everything You Love Will Burn

  • Blood Red Lines connects the dots, providing a vivid account of the rise of a unique kind of US fascism, born on the border but now nationalized. O’Connor simultaneously produces empathy and outrage, in the exact proportions we need to fight back. Indispensable.”

    Greg Grandin, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • Blood Red Lines is a work of groundbreaking reporting and intense urgency, focused on how “fringe” and “mainstream” far-right groups are all interrelated, interconnected, and, ultimately, focused on the same deadly goals.”

    Anna Merlan, author of Republic of Lies

  • “A wide-ranging, deep-thinking, profoundly necessary book on the overlap between the alt-right and anti-immigrant movements on the boil in the United States.”

    John Washington, author of The Dispossessed

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About the Narrator

Adam Grupper, award-winning narrator, has garnered honors from AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, iTunes, the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, and the Audio Publishers Association. He has been in eleven Broadway productions, including the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof. His film and television credits include The Rebound, Homeland, Master of None, Music and Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice, Elementary, and Allegiance.