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Paul | 21 comments Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate
By Linda Prevost --- 4 Stars

A troubling and thoughtful look at the efforts of five affluent, and not atypical, New England communities to “raise the drawbridge.” Each story is a different aspect of the general trend to keep lovely towns free of the poor, minorities, day trippers and other non-white, non-rich undesirables. Irrational and often illegal, big money's need to preserve a community's homogeneity is ultimately harmful, both to the towns themselves and to the larger region. Even if a bit strident, Prevost doesn't shy away from the complexities of the issue. I don't usually pick up books about politics and social questions, but Snob Zones, short and readable, made me glad I tried something new.

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