Hannah Arendt

Film Review: “Hannah Arendt” — Heidegger in Jerusalem

July 11, 2013
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“Hannah Arendt” is a substantial and worthwhile portrait of the influential and controversial thinker who gave us the phrase “the banality of evil.”

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Theater Commentary: An Anything-But-Banal Love Story

December 13, 2011
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The play does not address Hannah Arendt’s rationalizations or the reasons for her dedication to Martin Heidegger, though the dramatist’s title hints that it is the banal truth of the irrationality of love.

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Short Fuse Book Review: “The Eichmann Trial” — Monster & Nonentity

September 7, 2011
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Author Deborah Lipstadt’s decision to confront a Holocaust denier in court prepared her, as little else might have, to appreciate and convey the vastly greater complexity and historical import of the Eichmann trial.

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