Finally a movie about one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century – Hannah Arrendt.  I’ll have to dig up some of the old New Yorker and Partisan Review articles about this.  While I agree that Adolph Eichman was much less “normal” than she acknowledged, it’s hard with the banality of evil theme – that occurences like Nazism don’t flourish simply because of exceptionally perverse public leadership, but because the mass of “normal” people allow it to happen, and even actively participate in it.  Her thesis generated civil war among the NY intellectuals.

I hope this film does the history justice!

 

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