Book 0077

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity by Marshall Berman

Donated by Andrew Simms, who says...

This book made me feel more at ease in the world, but also fired my enthusiasm to try and change it for the better. Berman reveals the hidden cultural forces that shape our lives to be things that we can, in turn, influence and alter. He exposes the concept of ‘Faustian development’, for example, the core myth of progress which says we must tolerate destruction in order to move forward. The book is a bible of intellectual self-defence that reminds us how the modern world was made by us only recently, and can also be changed by us.

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