11 octobre 2017

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

J'ai cru à tort que ces huit ans désignaient la présidence de Barack Obama. Il s'agit en fait d'une citation d'un parlementaire noir de Caroline du Sud se lamentant de la courte durée de la Reconstruction : We were eight years in power. We had built schoolhouses, established charitable institutions, built and maintained the penitentiary system, provided for the education of the deaf and dumb . . . rebuilt the bridges and reestablished the ferries. In short, we had reconstructed the state and placed it on the road to prosperity.... [Lire la suite]