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Ben Serby

Thriving in the Maelstrom’s Mist: In Appreciation of Marshall Berman, 1940-2013

Guest post by Ben Serby, Columbia University When I first read All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, I had recently graduated from college. This was shortly after the 2008 crisis, and so, like many others in my situation, I was unable to land a job. Uncertain of what step to take next, I was rapidly gaining an awareness of a number of cold facts about that daunting, unforgiving place we refer to as “the real world.” Because, at this deeply insecure time, it was not easy to be hopeful about the future, I came to appreciate one of the Read more