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A Colony in a Nation
by Chris Hayes


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A New York Times bestseller, A Colony in a Nation ignited a national conversation.

America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure--wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation--reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first "law and order" president.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A New York Times bestseller, A Colony in a Nation ignited a national conversation.

America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure--wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation--reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first "law and order" president.

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. A Colony in a Nation explains how a country founded on justice now looks like something uncomfortably close to a police state. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution?

In this "brilliant diagnosis" of our country's ailing criminal justice system (Christian Science Monitor), award-winning journalist Chris Hayes condemns the corrupting influence of fear on our democracy-- and provides a bold and original framework for understanding race, civil rights, and law enforcement in America that will endure for years to come.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393355420
  • ISBN-10: 039335542X
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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