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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.
The obligatory showing of the red briefcase containing budget details is as exciting as it gets in the U.K. Rob Welham/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Shutdowns are a uniquely American drama − in the UK, it’s just not Parliament’s cup of tea

With the US government seemingly heading toward a potentially painful federal shutdown, a scholar explains why such events never occur in the UK.

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