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The banality of evil Hannah Arendt and "the final solution" by Bernard J. Bergen

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Lanham .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Arendt, Hannah.,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesEvil
StatementBernard J. Bergen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD804.3 .B463 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 169 p. ;
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL345056M
ISBN 100847692094, 0847692108
LC Control Number98004044

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil is a book by political theorist Hannah Arendt, originally published in Arendt, a Jew who fled Germany during Adolf Hitler 's rise to power, reported on Adolf Eichmann 's trial for The New Yorker.   In , her writings about the trial were published as Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (public library) — a sobering reflection on “the lesson that this long course in human wickedness had taught us — the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of . Hannah Arendt did not see a demon in Eichmann, rather an ordinary person, whose evil did not come from ideological conviction but from thoughtlessness, an inability to reflection and lack of empathy. With the term ‘Banality of Evil’, Hannah Arendt has coined one of the more memorable quotes from the Eichmann process/5(K).   Offering the author's reflections about how to interpret genocide as a crime, Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide endeavors to understand how the theories of criminal motivation might shed light on these stunning events and make them comprehensible. While a great deal has been written about the shortcomings of the obedience paradigm and 'desk murderers' when Cited by: