To be modern is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves and our world – and at the same time, that threatens to destroy everything we have, everything we know, everything we are… To be modern is to be part of a universe in which, as Marx said, “all that is solid melts into air”.

Marshall Berman (1982) All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity, London: Verso, p15


I saw this quote in a documentary: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/joy-division/ZX9867A001S00 and it had an huge impact on me. I ended up watching it twice.


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