Hannah Arendt on Trial: The 1963 publication of her "Eichmann in Jerusalem" sparked a debate that still rages over its author's motivations

Maier-Katkin, Daniel; Stoltzfuss, Nathan
June 2013
American Scholar;Summer2013, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p98
Academic Journal
An essay is presented concerning the controversy surrounding the publication of the book "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil" by author Hannah Arendt in 1963. It discusses the personal attacks suffered by Arendt, the subsequent debate concerning her literary reputation and motivations for writing the book, and if her criticisms of Israel were anti-Jewish.


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