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A colony in a nation

by Hayes, Christopher, 1979-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 21 of 22 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 363.23 HA
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 364.97 Hayes
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection HV9950.H398 2017x
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV9950.H398 2017x
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Non Fiction 364.97 Hay
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 364.973 Haye
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Non Fiction 364.973 Hayes
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 363.97 HAY
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Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 363.973 H32
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 363.209 HAYES
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 364.34 Hay
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 364.973 HAYES
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 363.23089 H32
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Scott Township Library Nonfiction 364.97 HAYES
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 364.973 HAY 2017
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 364.97 H
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South Park Library Nonfiction 364.973 HAY
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Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 364.973 H326
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction SOCIETY 364.97 HAY 2017
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice these are just three of many young black men whose deaths at the hands of police officers have brought an incendiary confluence of racial profiling and criminal injustice to the forefront of American political discourse. The U.S. is deeply divided on many levels, prompting Emmy Award-winning MSNBC news anchor and best-selling author Hayes (Twilight of the Elites, 2012) to use the metaphor of a colony within a nation to illustrate the tactics employed throughout our judicial network by police, prosecutors, and politicians who further alienate black and white citizenry from each other. Nations pursue law and order according to principles of democracy, Hayes posits, while colonies are treated like occupied territories, subject to the capricious whims of those in charge. As a journalist and commentator, Hayes has covered the violence that erupted in Baltimore, Ferguson, and Cleveland in the wake of police shootings and analyzed the reasons for and reactions to police aggression and legal indifference. Writing with clarity, intelligence, and compassion, Hayes deftly illuminates the complex state of affairs that has evolved since the 1960s civil rights protests, and resulted in the current backlash. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Popular TV host Hayes will tour the country in concert with a vigorous multimedia marketing and publicity campaign.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hayes (Twilight of the Elites), host of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, has written a laser-focused, necessary book about U.S. race relations, primarily the black experience, and law and order as they are experienced across the country. Hayes's main assertion is that the criminal justice system creates two separate Americas with borders drawn along racial lines-the "nation," or white America, with methods of policing characteristic of a democracy that respects the basic rights of its citizenry, and the "colony," black America, which is policed like an occupied state, trampling on the civil liberties of its inhabitants. Hayes's book has a strong through-line comparing the concepts of law and order. Law is defined in the commonly understood sense, while order is explained as a tool used by the state, through the police, to maintain the status quo. The author also ties in the related problem of our status as the most incarcerated nation in the world and why this punitive system is ineffective. This is an important, persuasive book that, if read, can help Americans begin to heal the divide between these two nations. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Discrimination in law enforcement -- United States.
Social justice -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 256 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-244) and index.
ISBN 9780393254228
0393254224
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