“But something bigger than the price-tag on a house in Brookline may lurk behind the population shift. New England's well-established elitism and sense of intellectual superiority do not translate into tolerance for divergent viewpoints. Maybe the holders of divergent views are deciding to relocate to more open-minded locales? Perhaps the attitude, 'Massachusetts has been getting it right for more than 300 years,' is a turnoff."More tolerant and open-minded than proud citizens of the Hub of the Universe and the Athens of America? How is that possible?
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Asking 'Why do they hate us?'
In today's Boston Globe a Blue columnist in the Bluest paper of the Bluest state contemplates the recently documented shrinking population of Massachusetts and asks: