Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem : A Report on the Banality of Evil

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'Brilliant and disturbing' Stephen Spender, New York Review of Books

The classic work on 'the banality of evil', and a journalistic masterpiece

Hannah Arendt's stunning and unnverving report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in the New Yorker in 1963. This 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, this classic portrayal of the banality of evil is as shocking as it is informative - an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling issues of the twentieth century.

'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system' Bruno Bettelheim
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 247g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241552292
  • 17,130

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Deals with the greatest problem of our time . . . the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system
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A touchstone in the 20th century's thinking about morality and politics * The New York Times * Quite astonishing . . . her indictment of Eichmann reached beyond the man to the historical world in which true thinking was vanishing -- Judith Butler Deals with the greatest problem of our time . . . the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system * The New Republic *
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About Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, and received her doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. In 1933, she was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo, after which she fled Germany for Paris, where she worked on behalf of Jewish refugee children. In 1937, she was stripped of her German citizenship, and in 1941 she left France for the United States. Her many books include The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), The Human Condition (1958) and Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), in which she coined the famous phrase 'the banality of evil'. She died in 1975.
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