Marshall Berman talks to Jonathan Derbyshire in the New Statesman about the new edition of All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity:
It was the end of the postwar boom and also the end of the New Left. One of the things I wanted to say was that even though we had lost in the short run, we were going to win in the long run. I wanted the book to convey that, but I didn’t want to say it in a soapbox way. I wanted to create a vision of the world in which there were still possibilities. And that was different from a lot of 20th-century left-wing visions according to which, basically, life is over.
Read the full article here.