Sam Ashworth-Hayes

Education

Reparations can’t right the wrongs of the past

Why, precisely, should the students and scholars of Jesus College today bear responsibility for a centuries-old wrong?

By Sam Ashworth-Hayes

Europe

Did slavery really make Britain rich?

If anything, the slave trade functioned largely to heighten inequality

By Sam Ashworth-Hayes

Politics

Abolish the police. Then what?

Quite what happens after the police are abolished is less clear

By Sam Ashworth-Hayes

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