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A Colony in a Nation

Chris Hayes



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WW Norton & Co
06 March 2018
In A Colony in a Nation, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Chris Hayes upends the national conversation on policing and democracy. Drawing on wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis, as well as deeply personal experiences with law enforcement, Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, the law is venerated. In the Colony, fear and order undermine civil rights. With great empathy, Hayes seeks to understand this systemic divide, examining its ties to racial inequality, the omnipresent threat of guns, and the dangerous and unfortunate results of choices made by fear.
By:   Chris Hayes
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   218g
ISBN:   9780393355420
ISBN 10:   039335542X
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   06 March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for A Colony in a Nation

Terrific and really important.--Rebecca Traister An up-to-date (and masterfully interwoven) blend of statistics, history, and analysis.--Peter C. Baker Chris Hayes' ominous account of what's ailing America... [offers a] rare view into a wide racial and class cross-section of society.--Ryan Cooper A timely and impassioned argument for social justice. [Hayes is] the young left's most erudite and urgent interpreter. [P]erhaps the first significant theorization on race of the Trump era.--Matthew Pulver This readable and thoughtful work will appeal to readers interested in civil rights and criminal justice, and is especially insightful.--William D. Pederson Hayes's forceful analysis...compel[s] readers to wrestle with some very tough questions about the nature of American democracy.--Khalil Gibran Muhammad A Colony in a Nation is a highly original analysis of America's arbitrary and erratic criminal justice system. Indeed, by Hayes's lights, the system is not erratic at all--it treats one group of Americans as citizens, and another as the colonized. This is an essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry.--Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me

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