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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.

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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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780393355420
    • Manufacturer: W W Norton & Co
    • ISBN 13: 9780393355420
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2018
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Chris Hayes
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