A Colony in a Nation
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Author(s): Chris Hayes,
ISBN-10: 0393254224
ISBN-13: 9780393254228
Published: March 21, 2017
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Pages: 256
History

America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, but nearly every empirical measure wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation reveals that racial inequality hasn t improved since 1968. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller Twilight of the Elites ( a stunning polemic, said Ta-Nehisi Coates), award-winning journalist Chris Hayes offers a powerful new framework in which to understand our current crisis. Hayes contends our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order; fear trumps civil rights; and aggressive policing resembles occupation. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? Blending wide-ranging historical research with political, social, and economic analysis, A Colony in a Nation explains how a Nation founded on justice constructed the Colony and how it threatens our democracy.”

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