Hannah Arendt

“The Führer occupied the god-shaped hole in what passed for the proud underling’s soul.”

Algis Valiunas
May 26 2015 12:01AM

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. . .

Jan. 28 2015 12:01AM

Götz Aly, a prominent (and often controversial) historian of Nazi Germany, has written a new book attempting to understand the underlying motivations for German anti-Semitism.. . .

Oct. 23 2014 12:01AM

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. . .

Richard Wolin
Oct. 2 2014 12:01AM

A new study of Adolf Eichmann, true Nazi believer and proud of it, confirms the extent to which Hannah Arendt got him totally wrong.

Jennifer Schuessler
Sept. 4 2014 12:01AM

Hannah Arendt’s portrayal of Adolf Eichmann as an unthinking functionary reflects a failure to comprehend the emotional dimensions of Nazism.

Richard Brody
Dec. 6 2013 12:00AM

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. . .

Mark Lilla
Nov. 26 2013 12:00AM

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. . .

Margot Lurie
July 10 2013 12:00AM

“What struck one in reading Eichmann in Jerusalem . . .was the surging contempt with which she treated almost everyone and everything connected with the trial,. . .

Irving Howe
June 20 2013 12:00AM

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. . .

Saul Austerlitz
June 5 2013 12:00AM