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Banality of Evil

Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Eichmann in Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

David Moshman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
David Moshman

Fifty years ago, controversy raged over philosopher Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. Her analysis remains shocking today. Subsequent research, however, has supported and extended her central thesis.

Hannah Arendt: More Relevant Than Ever

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

We can just say from the beginning that Margarethe von Trotta's new film Hannah Arendt isn't for everyone. It's a film of ideas, of philosophical debates, something not so easy to put on the screen.

The Eternal Student: Margarethe von Trotta on Hannah Arendt

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Von Trotta's film vividly captures the impact Arendt's work had in both the United States and Israel and how Arendt's stubborn beliefs could be both a weakness and a strength.

Healing the Wounds: Transforming Our Culture of Violence

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Despite the accumulated cultural baggage, we can and must heal the wounds of the violence in our midst -- not by burying it or displacing it, but by owning it and learning to live with it.

I Debated a War Criminal

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Jan Honigsberg

I Debated a War Criminal Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg In September 2005, the Federalist Society at the University of San Francisco School of Law, w...