An interview with Joseph Tussman conducted by Harry Kreisler of the Institute for International Studies at UC Berkeley on January 13, 2000.
“The intellectual life isn’t the life of selling ideas, it’s the life of coming together to try to determine the truth and significance of things. This image that we’re forcing on everything of buying and selling as the great model for human life that we’re promised, now that we’ve shoved politics aside, seems to me to be disastrous, emotionally poverty-stricken, self-defeating, and it won’t last. It won’t last. It isn’t satisfying because it treats people essentially as consumers, and consuming is not significant.”