On modernity’s contradictions.
In this month’s Reading Club, we discuss the introduction to Marshall Berman’s marvellous All That Is Solid Melts Into Air.
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Can we revive, as Berman intends, the truly dialectical, 19th century attitude to modernity? What value is there in talking about “modernity” rather than “capitalism”? And how to we recognise possibilities for transcending today’s impasses, where the question of “modernity” isn’t even on the table?
The final Reading Club of 2021 will be on Eva Illouz’s Cold Intimacies.