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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.
Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi 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 directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative-an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was an influential German political theorist and philosopher whose works include "The Origins of Totalitarianism," "The Human Condition," and "Eichmann in Jerusalem."
Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and "AudioFile" has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.
"Narrator Wanda McCaddon brings a cultured British slant to the narrative, sometimes gently delivering various European accents while moving forward calmly and rationally." ---AudioFile