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Martin Howard, left, and Stephen Hopkins came to opposing conclusions about their colonial British identities. Howard: John Singleton Copley via Wikimedia Commons; Hopkins: New York Public Library

2 colonists had similar identities – but one felt compelled to remain loyal, the other to rebel

What might appear to be common values about shared political and cultural identities can at times serve not as a bridge joining people together but a wedge driving them apart.
A Palestinian militant rides on the back of a motorcycle near a crossing between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, 2023. Ahmed Zakot/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Is Hamas the same as ISIS, the Islamic State group? No − and yes

A scholar of the Islamic State group says Hamas has undergone a radical ISIS-inspired transformation that has not yet gotten widespread public attention.
Henry Kissinger a été conseiller à la sécurité nationale des États-Unis (1969-1975) et secrétaire d’État (1973-1977). Gerald R. Ford White House Photographs

Henry Kissinger, promoteur d’une « realpolitik » aux résultats largement controversés

Henry Kissinger a profondément influencé la politique étrangère des États-Unis. Il a notamment soutenu sans états d’âme des dictateurs étrangers, y compris des auteurs de crimes de masse.
An Oct. 19, 2023, rally in New York City’s Times Square demanding the freeing of hostages taken in the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Antisemitism has moved from the right to the left in the US − and falls back on long-standing stereotypes

Antisemitism in the US is growing – and that growth appears to be related to the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. It also reflects a different political ideology than in the past.

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