[By] that sad optimism and nostalgia for the future which is the pathos of modernism.
One of the best definitions of the modern(-ist) sentiment I’ve ever read.
from: Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino and John Tagg. “The Pachuco’s Flayed Hide: Mobility, Identity and Buenas Garras.” In: Grossberg et. al. (eds.) Cultural Studies. New York: Routlege (1992) p.561