“The Führer occupied the god-shaped hole in what passed for the proud underling’s soul.”
In Eichmann before Jerusalem, Bettina Stangneth analyzes the Nazi official’s interviews and writings from the time he spent in Argentina between the end of World. . .
As the intellectual historian Richard Wolin has explained, several recent works have firmly discredited Hannah Arendt’s famous (and notorious) Eichmann in Jerusalem and its. . .
A new study of Adolf Eichmann, true Nazi believer and proud of it, confirms the extent to which Hannah Arendt got him totally wrong.
Hannah Arendt’s portrayal of Adolf Eichmann as an unthinking functionary reflects a failure to comprehend the emotional dimensions of Nazism.
If Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah was a riposte to Hannah Arendt’s “banality of evil” thesis, his new film is a retort to her unflattering portrait of ghetto leaders. It. . .
In a new movie, Margarethe von Trotta attempts to fight Arendt’s battles over Eichmann in Jerusalem; she doesn’t understand those battles any better than Arendt. . .
“What struck one in reading Eichmann in Jerusalem . . .was the surging contempt with which she treated almost everyone and everything connected with the trial,. . .
A new biopic about the political theorist dismisses critics of her book on Adolf Eichmann as bullies and fools, and swallows whole her “understanding” portrait. . .