Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 22, 2006 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust

Originally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century that remains hotly debated to this day.

This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Amos Elan.
  

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This was a chilling book, but still an important one to read. I can definitely say I appreciate better Arendt's thesis on the 'banality of evil' now: not simply about following orders or being a 'cog ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future (all available from Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics).
Amos Elon, a frequent essayist, lecturer, and critic, is well known for his articles in the New Yorker and New York Review of Books.

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