Dan Hurley, in his most recent Post column, takes the question on with a historical perspective. The article is enlightening. It helps to clarify what Cincinnati is like and why. I think it describes in a very accurate (but not negative) way one of the problems with Cincinnati. Everyone has an opinion about what "the problem" with Cincinnati is of course, but this is the first time I've read something that I thought was really hitting the nail on the head. I don't think that this is the only problem we have here, but taking a good hard look at how we got to where we are now is an important boon.