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Jane Hutcheon

broadcaster/journalist/author

09 Oct
2014

Hannah Arendt Journalism Books

Jane Hutcheon

Is there such a thing as the Banality of Evil?

I saw the film Hannah Arendt a few years ago.

I've read Hannah Arendt's New Yorker articles.

But a consensus against her views has been building ever since she wrote Eichmann in Jerusalem

Now I'm awaiting a copy of Bettina Stangneth's book.

And there are plenty of other recent pieces trying to reason why Arendt reached the conclusions she did.

It's one of humanity's enduring questions: where does evil begin?

(Photo of Arendt in 1949 by Fred Stein)

 

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