Is Boston a "global city"?
Foreign Policy magazine thinks so, ranking the Hub 29th on its 2008 list of global cities, applying these five factors:
-human capital (#9)
-political engagement (yikes, #50)
This is an interesting feature to browse through: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_i...
Personally, I go back and forth on the question posed, sometimes thinking Boston feels quite worldly, other times thinking it feels quite parochial.