Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)


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’s portrayal of the horrible penalties of blind obedience, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil accommodates an introduction by Amos Elon in Penguin Classics.Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and gorgeous report on the trial of German Nazi SS chief Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a sequence of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised version contains materials that got here to gentle after the trial, in addition to Arendt’s postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her ebook. A significant journalistic triumph by an mental of singular affect, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as stunning as it’s informative – a meticulous and unflinching have a look at one of the unsettling (and unsettled) problems with the 20th century.Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was for a few years College Professor of Political Philosophy within the Graduate School of the New College for Social Analysis and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought on the College of Chicago. She can be the writer of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Previous and Future.In the event you loved Eichmann in Jerusalem, you would possibly like Elie Wiesel’s Night time, accessible in Penguin Trendy Classics.’Offers with the best downside of our time … the issue of the human being inside a contemporary totalitarian system’Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic’A profound and documented evaluation … Sure to stir our minds and bother our consciences’Chicago Tribune

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