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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Hannah Arendt's portrayal of the terrible consequences of blind obedience, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil contains an introduction by Amos Elon in Penguin Classics. Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her book. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - a meticulous and unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century. Hannah 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. If you enjoyed Eichmann in Jerusalem, you might like Elie Wiesel's Night, available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system' Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic 'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences' Chicago Tribune

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Hannah Arendt is truly a great writer. - Goodreads
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Perfect sentences with a ridiculous amount of insight. - Goodreads
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Hannah Arendt is truly a great writer. She is both succinct and strong, and she doesn't spend any time on bs It's kind of hilarious that she was a student and lover of Heidegger, whose writing is ... Read full review

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Compelling and difficult. Arendt doesn't just report on Eichmann's trial, but on the legal and philosophical ramifications of crimes committed on a global scale. Who is responsible for trying the ... Read full review


Note to the Reader
The House of Justice
The Accused
An Expert on the Jewish Question
The First Solution Expulsion
The Second Solution Concentration
The Final Solution Killing
Deportations from the ReichGermany Austria and the Protectorate
Deportations from Western EuropeFrance Belgium Holland Denmark Italy
Deportations from the BalkansYugoslavia Bulgaria Greece Rumania
Deportations from Central EuropeHungary and Slovakia
The Killing Centers in the East
Evidence and Witnesses
Judgment Appeal and Execution

The Wannsee Conference or Pontius Pilate
Duties of a LawAbiding Citizen

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About the author (2006)

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) is the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, On Violence, and Eichmann in Jerusalem, among numerous other books and essays. Liliane Weissberg is Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor in the Humanities and is a professor of German and comparative literature and chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amos Elon is the author of eight widely praised books, including "Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild" and the "New York Times" bestseller "Israelis: Founders and Son"s. A frequent contributor to "The New York Times Magazine" and" The New York Review of Books," he divides his time between Jerusalem and Tuscany.

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