America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial 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, host of “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC, argues that there are really two Americas: a colony and a nation.
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