past cambridge rustat reparations

Reparations can’t right the wrongs of the past

November 21, 2020 3:55 pm

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

systemic racism

The trouble with America’s ‘systemic racism’

November 13, 2020 5:42 pm

The United States has been no more racist, unequal and oppressive than most racially pluralist countries

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Toussaint Louverture: the true hero of Haiti

August 27, 2020 11:14 am

Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh reviewed

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Should Kamala Harris pay reparations?

August 10, 2020 7:04 pm

A bad idea whose time has come


Did slavery really make Britain rich?

June 19, 2020 12:27 pm

If anything, the slave trade functioned largely to heighten inequality


Horrors of the plantation

June 10, 2020 4:01 pm

Former slaves who worked for wages still had to buy food from the plantation shop: they were trapped

british empire

In defense of the British Empire

May 8, 2020 9:51 am

If the Empire was a system of exploitation, it was a very inept one

tacky’s Revolt

Fear and loathing in Jamaica: Caribbean slaves turn the whip on their masters

January 9, 2020 12:34 pm

Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War by Vincent Brown reviewed

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Anglo-Saxons deserve reparations for the Norman Conquest

July 10, 2019 11:58 pm

The effect on indigenous English society was enduring devastation


The moral folly of slavery reparations

April 16, 2019 4:39 pm

Honor, not victimhood

ralph northam slaves

Ralph Northam’s family owned at least 84 slaves

February 28, 2019 12:36 pm

Did he really only discover his family history in 2017?

capitalism in america

Whatever America is searching for, Trump isn’t providing it

October 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Capitalism in America and These Truths reviewed

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The burden of freedom

September 13, 2018 8:34 am

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan reviewed

A Shout in the Ruins is a panorama of the Civil War and beyond

June 21, 2018 2:35 pm

The second novel from Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers contains lots of gore, and the sort of casual violence that can be just as disturbing.