Ta-Nehisi Coates' essay collection We Were Eight Years in Power takes us on a journey through a unique presidency, linked to the author's extraordinary career. Coates is initially a young and money blogger financed by his wife, and glowing enthusiastically about rap. Towards the end of the two parliamentary term, he himself becomes a celebrated writer (thanks in part to the book Between the World and Me), with President Barack Obama as his final interviewee. Obama became a symbol of the Americans, his inauguration was a kind of miraculous victory for the democratic equality project. Eight years later, they crash into the overall picture: Donald Trump. . .
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