Husock, Howard
May 1988
New Republic;5/30/88, Vol. 198 Issue 22, p12
Focuses on the political importance and image of the town Brookline, Massachusetts, in the context of current election campaigns of U.S. Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. Evaluation of the standard and nature of living in the town; Total number of subsidized housing units; Initiatives of politician John McLaughlin to cast the town as a "silver spoon," denying Dukakis the populist advantage against President George Bush; Role of Yankee progressivism in molding Dukakis's political character and his influence on the town; Image of the town adopted by Dukakis for his campaign.


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