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Thinking in Dark TimesHannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics$
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Roger Berkowitz, Jeffrey Katz, and Thomas Keenan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230754

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230754.001.0001

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Judging the Events of Our Time

Judging the Events of Our Time

(p.145) Judging the Events of Our Time
Thinking in Dark Times

Jennifer L. Culbert

Fordham University Press

This chapter recalls not only what Arendt says about judgment, but also of how she herself goes about judgment by revisiting her judgment of Adolf Eichmann and his trial. By calling attention to the theatrical quality of the Israeli House of Justice and the trial staged there, Arendt subtly underlines a claim she makes at the beginning of Eichmann in Jerusalem, a claim that is not often considered by critics but one that introduces an argument for which Arendt's account of the trial continues to receive much criticism. The claim is that a trial resembles a play. The argument is that the trial in Jerusalem was a failure.

Keywords:   Hannah Arendt, banality of evil, trial, Eichmann in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann, Israeli House of Justice

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