Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt

This book is a thought-provoking exploration of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, a major organizer of the Holocaust. The author argues that Eichmann was not a fanatical ideologue, but rather an ordinary individual who simply followed orders and bureaucratic procedures, highlighting the terrifying potential for evil in any system that values obedience over personal responsibility. The concept of the "banality of evil" is introduced, suggesting that horrific acts can be committed by ordinary people under certain conditions.

The 977th greatest book of all time


Published
1963
Nationality
German
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
312
Words
76,000
Original Language
English

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