Eichmann in Jerusalem (häftad)
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Eichmann in Jerusalem

A Report on the Banality of Evil

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Häftad,  Engelska, 2006-12-01
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'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences' Chicago Tribune 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. With an introduction by Amos Elon 'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system' Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic
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    nabil kontar, 18 mars 2014

    Eichmann in Jerusalem is an interesting book! many new things learned from reading it and definitely i will be reading it again.
    of the issues brought by the book:
    - When Arendt speaks about Nazi deportation of jews as a crime, she fails to see that jews themselves deported (using the same methods as Nazis) Palestinians from their lands and occupied their homes. It also strikes me how Eichmann failed to use this point for his benefit.
    - On one occasion Arendt states how jews in Hu... Läs hela recensionen

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"Brilliant and disturbing." -Stephen Spender, The New York Review of Books "Profound . . . This book is bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences." -Chicago Tribune "Deals with the greatest problem of our time . . . the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system." -Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic

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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.