Eichmann in Jerusalem

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Eichmann in Jerusalem

A Report on the Banality of Evil

By Hannah Arendt; Amos Elon (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143039884, 312pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

Description
The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust
Originally appearing as a series of articles inThe New Yorker, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. 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 Jerusalemis as shocking as it is informative an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century that remains hotly debated to this day.This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Amos Elan.
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About the Author
Hannnah Arendt(1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author ofEichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, andBetween Past and Future(all available from Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics). Amos Elon, a frequent essayist, lecturer, and critic, is well known for his articles in theNew YorkerandNew York Review of Books."

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