Hannah Arendt

A book that hasn’t lost its ability to appall.

Ruth Wisse
Feb. 23 2018 12:01AM

Norman Podhoretz and the question of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust.

Ruth Wisse
Nov. 27 2017 12:01AM

Seventy years of libels.

Moshe Fuksman Shal
July 20 2016 12:01AM

Evil, but not so banal.

Jeffrey Herf
Nov. 11 2015 12:01AM

Incident at Vichy was first staged in 1965.

Maxim Shrayer
May 29 2015 12:01AM

“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