By Bernard J. Bergen
This hugely unique ebook is the 1st to discover the political and philosophical results of Hannah Arendt's proposal of 'the banality of evil,' a time period she used to explain Adolph Eichmann, architect of the Nazi 'final solution.' in line with Bernard J. Bergen, the questions that preoccupied Arendt have been the which means and importance of the Nazi genocide to our sleek occasions. As Bergen describes Arendt's fight to appreciate 'the banality of evil,' he indicates how Arendt redefined the that means of our such a lot precious political options and principles_freedom, society, id, fact, equality, and reason_in mild of the awful occasions of the Holocaust. Arendt concluded that the banality of evil effects from the failure of people to totally event our universal human characteristics_thought, will, and judgment_and that the workout and expression of those attributes is the one likelihood we need to hinder a recurrence of the type of negative evil perpetrated via the Nazis.