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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

Hannah Arendt


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PUBLISHED: 31st October 2006
ISBN: 9780143039884
ANNOTATION:
Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.
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  • Paperback
    $23.99
PUBLISHED: 31st October 2006
ISBN: 9780143039884
ANNOTATION:
Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.

Annotation

Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.

Publisher Description

Sparking a flurry of heated debate, 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.

Hannah 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 of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future.

If you enjoyed Eichmann in Jerusalem, you might like Elie Wiesel's Night, available in Penguin Modern Classics.

Author Biography

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 of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future (all available from Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics).

Review

"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

Product Details

Author
Hannah Arendt
Short Title
EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM
Pages
312
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0143039881
ISBN-13
9780143039884
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-10-31
Residence
US
Country of Publication
United Kingdom