Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me was one of the biggest books of 2015—a treatise on race and racism that was revelatory, urgent, intimate, incisive and heartbreaking. As a national correspondent for The Atlantic, Coates deftly interweaves cultural criticism, storytelling, history and truth into lyrical prose that has made him one of the country’s most critically lauded writers. At this event, Coates discusses his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, which examines Barack Obama and Donald Trump, and the legacy of racism that connects their presidencies. Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, leads the discussion.
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