Eichmann In Jerusalem

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143039884
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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.

Hannah Arendt In Jerusalem

Author: Steven E. Aschheim
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520220577
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"It is impressive to see an edited collection in which such a high intellectual standard is maintained throughout... I learned things from almost every one of these chapters."—Craig Calhoun, author of Critical Social Theory

J Dische Geschichte Als Allgemeine Geschichte

Author: Dan Diner
Editor: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525362884
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Gibt es eine spezifisch jüdische Geschichte und wenn: was kennzeichnet sie? Autoren aus Amerika, Deutschland, England und Israel setzen in diesem - Dan Diner zum 60. Geburtstag gewidmeten - Band Themen der jüdischen und der allgemeinen Geschichte zu- und miteinander in Bezug. Neben Beiträgen mit Themen der arabischen Welt und der Durchdringung von jüdischer und islamischer Welt stehen Texte zu theoretischen Fragen der Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaft sowie konkrete Fallstudien. Alle Aufsätze greifen neuere theoretische und methodische Debatten oder übergeordnete Fragen auf - sei es im Hinblick auf kulturgeschichtliche Fragen, sei es in der Erforschung von Antisemitismus und Holocaust, sei es in Bezug auf die Nachwirkung des Nationalsozialismus noch in den Aufbewahrungs- und Tradierungsformen einer kritischen Wissenschaft.

The Political Consequences Of Thinking

Author: Jennifer Ring
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791434833
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Applies the perspectives of gender and ethnicity in a feminist analysis of the Eichmann controversy and offers a wholly new interpretation of Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem to The Life of the Mind.

Evil In Contemporary Political Theory

Author: Bruce Haddock
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654143
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Explores the actual and possible roles of evil in contemporary political theory

Heroes Saints And Ordinary Morality

Author: Andrew Michael Flescher
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589013414
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Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals. Andrew Flescher probes our contented state by asking important questions: How should "ordinary" people respond when others need our help, whether the situation is a crisis, or something less? Do we have a responsibility, an obligation, to go that extra mile, to act above and beyond the call of duty? Or should we leave the braver responses to those who are somehow different than we are: better somehow, "heroes," or "saints?" Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the expected). Flescher seeks to undo these standard dichotomies by looking at the lives and actions of certain historical figures—Holocaust rescuers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, among others—who appear to be extraordinary but were, in fact, ordinary people. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance of wrongdoing. Andrew Flescher sets a stage where we need to think and act, calling us to lead lives of self-examination—even if that should sometimes provoke discomfort. He asks that we strive to emulate those we admire and therefore allow ourselves to grow morally, and spiritually. It is then that the individual develops a deeper altruistic sense of self—a state that allows us to respond as the heroes of our own lives, and therefore in the lives of others, when times and circumstance demand that of us.

The Juridical Unconscious

Author: Shoshana Felman
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674009318
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Moving from texts by Arendt, Benjamin, Freud, Zola and Tolstoy to the Dreyfus and Nuremberg trials, as well as the trials of O.J. Simpson and Adolf Eichmann, this text argues that the adjudication of collective traumas in the 20th century transformed both culture and law.

Facing The Glass Booth

Author: Haim Gouri
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330876
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Published in English for the first time, Facing the Glass Booth is a detailed account of Adolf Eichmann's trial by the poet and journalist Haim Gouri, who was assigned to cover the event by the Israeli daily newspaper Lamerhav. Packed with tension, Gouri's riveting descriptions of the testimony reveal a marked shift in attitudes toward Holocaust survivors in Israeli society. His account is both a historical document and a chronicle of an extraordinary poet's encounter with one of the most terrible events of our times.

Responsibility And Judgment

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 0307544052
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Each of the books that Hannah Arendt published in her lifetime was unique, and to this day each continues to provoke fresh thought and interpretations. This was never more true than for Eichmann in Jerusalem, her account of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, where she first used the phrase “the banality of evil.” Her consternation over how a man who was neither a monster nor a demon could nevertheless be an agent of the most extreme evil evoked derision, outrage, and misunderstanding. The firestorm of controversy prompted Arendt to readdress fundamental questions and concerns about the nature of evil and the making of moral choices. Responsibility and Judgment gathers together unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt’s life, as she struggled to explicate the meaning of Eichmann in Jerusalem. At the heart of this book is a profound ethical investigation, “Some Questions of Moral Philosophy”; in it Arendt confronts the inadequacy of traditional moral “truths” as standards to judge what we are capable of doing, and she examines anew our ability to distinguish good from evil and right from wrong. We see how Arendt comes to understand that alongside the radical evil she had addressed in earlier analyses of totalitarianism, there exists a more pernicious evil, independent of political ideology, whose execution is limitless when the perpetrator feels no remorse and can forget his acts as soon as they are committed. Responsibility and Judgment is an essential work for understanding Arendt’s conception of morality; it is also an indispensable investigation into some of the most troubling and important issues of our time. From the Hardcover edition.

Eichmann Before Jerusalem

Author: Bettina Stangneth
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307959686
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A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.” Smuggled out of Europe after the collapse of Germany, Eichmann managed to live a peaceful and active exile in Argentina for years before his capture by the Mossad. Though once widely known by nicknames such as “Manager of the Holocaust,” in 1961 he was able to portray himself, from the defendant’s box in Jerusalem, as an overworked bureaucrat following orders—no more, he said, than “just a small cog in Adolf Hitler’s extermination machine.” How was this carefully crafted obfuscation possible? How did a central architect of the Final Solution manage to disappear? And what had he done with his time while in hiding? Bettina Stangneth, the first to comprehensively analyze more than 1,300 pages of Eichmann’s own recently discovered written notes— as well as seventy-three extensive audio reel recordings of a crowded Nazi salon held weekly during the 1950s in a popular district of Buenos Aires—draws a chilling portrait, not of a reclusive, taciturn war criminal on the run, but of a highly skilled social manipulator with an inexhaustible ability to reinvent himself, an unrepentant murderer eager for acolytes with whom to discuss past glories while vigorously planning future goals with other like-minded fugitives. A work that continues to garner immense international attention and acclaim, Eichmann Before Jerusalem maps out the astonishing links between innumerable past Nazis—from ace Luftwaffe pilots to SS henchmen—both in exile and in Germany, and reconstructs in detail the postwar life of one of the Holocaust’s principal organizers as no other book has done