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

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As contentious today as when it was published as a series of New Yorker court reports in 1963, Eichmann in Jerusalem advances a deceptively simple argument: that the top Nazis were able to organize and carry out, often efficiently, the murder of millions not because of some congenital moral deformity but because, perhaps more horribly, it was what everyone was doing. It was a respectable career path. This 'banality of evil' argument may sound obvious, even banal, to us now, but what’s lost in the cliché is Arendt’s voice: distant and contemptuous, exacting—perhaps even cold—but also extremely intelligent, always incisive, never conforming, and never, ever morally lax.

— Maddie

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140044508
ISBN-10: 0140044507
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: January 27th, 1977
Pages: 320
Language: English