Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New Doc Makes Heroine of Hannah Arendt and Her Bogus "Banality of Evil" Theory

The theory, borne of Arendt's conflicted feelings about Judaism and her own Jewishness, as well as her love of German intellectual thought and an enduring fondness for her former lover, Martin Heidegger (who embraced Nazism), has been thoroughly debunked. Despite that, however, there are those--especially Jews--who are still intent on making this awful woman (who, in her book Eichmann In Jerusalem, laid equal blame for the Holocaust on the Jews and the Nazis) into a plaster saint.

They are fools--and so, despite her much-vaunted intellectual brilliance, was she.

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