The Resource A colony in a nation, Chris Hayes

A colony in a nation, Chris Hayes

Label
A colony in a nation
Title
A colony in a nation
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hayes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author argues that there are really two Americas--a Colony and a Nation,"--NoveList
  • "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. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis. 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? A Colony in a Nation examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential "broken windows" theory to the "squeegee men" of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists--in a place we least suspect. A Colony in a Nation is an essential book--searing and insightful--that will reframe our thinking about law and order in the years to come."--Jacket
Summary
An Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author argues that there are really two Americas—a Colony and a Nation
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10528369
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1979-
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Hayes, Christopher
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.H398 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • United States
  • Social justice
Target audience
adult
Label
A colony in a nation, Chris Hayes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952368968
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780393254228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952368968
Label
A colony in a nation, Chris Hayes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952368968
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780393254228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952368968

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