Friday, May 3, 2019

HANNAH ARENDT from Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

The Israeli court psychiatrist who examined Eichmann found him a “completely normal man, more normal, at any rate, than I am after examining him,” the implication being that the coexistence of normality and bottomless cruelty explodes our ordinary conceptions and present the true enigma of the trial.

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