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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
Small-town America is mostly a thing of the past, but in many ways we’re still the same country
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By Pat Cunningham
July 5, 2013 5:16 p.m.


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In a post HERE the other day, I touched upon Sarah Palin’s bogus claim during the 2008 presidential campaign that small towns are “the real America” and the “pro-America areas of this great nation.”
Paul Krugman deals with the myth of small-town America at greater length in THIS PIECE about how much our nation has changed since independence was declared 237 years ago this week:

Is America in 2013, in any meaningful sense, the same country that declared independence in 1776?

The answer, I’d suggest, is yes…

America in 1776 was a rural land, mainly composed of small farmers and, ...
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