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Freeloading free stater?

Letters to the Boston editor, September 11, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 9, 2009

In your August 28 feature “The Granite State Gang”, you wrote: “The [Free State Project] movement was created in abstract in 2001, when its founding father, SUNY-Buffalo political-science professor Jason Sorens, published an article in the Libertarian Enterprise titled ‘Announcement: The Free State Project.’ The declaration inspired frustrated liberty enthusiasts across the country to begin selecting a suitable colony for Sorens’s vision (with his blessing, though he has yet to relocate).”

Has anyone else found it ironic that Dr. Sorens works for a state-supported university, and that presumably his salary and benefits, such as health insurance, are paid for by the taxpayers of New York?

Richard Smith

Small house, big ideas
I am a faithful reader of the Phoenix and was thrilled to see Greg Cook’s August 21 piece on the Zimmerman House. My wife and I are among a group of dedicated volunteer docents who give tours of the home, which we feel is the jewel in the crown of the Currier Museum’s very excellent collection.

Cook did an excellent job of capturing what the home is all about. Sometimes I call my tour the visit to the small house full of big ideas, because I think that Wright incorporated a number of very modern ideas (open interiors, borrowing and sharing of spaces, multi-functional spaces, radiant floor heat, elimination of clutter through built-in furniture and lighting, and, of course, the orientation towards nature) that are coming back in vogue today.

Jim Townsend
Manchester, New Hampshire

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