Marshall Berman, 1940–2013

Marshall Berman, 1940–2013

On September 11, 2013, longtime contributor and board member Marshall Berman passed away in New York. The author of such classics as All That is Solid Melts Into Air, The Politics of Authenticity, and Adventures in Marxism, Marshall was a unique intellect and a dear friend to many at Dissent.

His funeral will be held this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Plaza Community Jewish Chapel at 91st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in New York City.

Marshall is survived by his wife, Shellie, and his children Eli and Danny. We extend our deepest condolences to everyone who was close to him.

We will have remembrances of Marshall here in the near future; in the meantime, here are just a handful of the many essays Marshall wrote for Dissent.

In Poland, Followed by Shadows (June 18, 2012)

Tearing Away the Veils: The Communist Manifesto (May 6, 2011)

Orhan Pamuk and Modernist Liberalism (Fall 2009)

A Times Square for the New Millennium: Life on the Cleaned-up Boulevard (Fall 2006)

Blue Jay Way (Winter 2000)

Ruins and Reform: New York Yesterday and Today (Fall 1987)