RaveThe Christian Science Monitor...We Were Eight Years in Power has emerged to add the luster of intellectual sobriety to what continues to be a roiling and acrimonious national discussion ...writes with a powerful sense of humility and self-realization...Ta-Nehisi Coates has once again elegantly reified the way that the legacy of slavery continues to inform America\'s cultural, economic, and political fabric, and how the concept of white privilege is baked into our nation\'s collective cake ...less homily than apologia, more reportage than polemic. It is a bold statement, painstakingly researched, which, when considering the chaotic state of race relations in our country today, adds considerable intellectual ballast to an unsteady American ship.
RaveThe Christian Science MonitorMuch of what Coates writes may be difficult for a majority of Americans to process, but that's the incisive wisdom of it. Read it, think about it, take a deep breath and read it again. The spirit of James Baldwin lives within its pages.