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📒Eichmann In Jerusalem ✍ Hannah Arendt
📝Eichmann in Jerusalem Book Synopsis : Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.
📒Hannah Arendt In Jerusalem ✍ Steven E. Aschheim
📝Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem Book Synopsis : "It is impressive to see an edited collection in which such a high intellectual standard is maintained throughout... I learned things from almost every one of these chapters."—Craig Calhoun, author of Critical Social Theory
📒Modesty And Arrogance In Judgment ✍ Barry Sharpe
📝Modesty and Arrogance in Judgment Book Synopsis : This work explores basic features and issues of judgement using Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem as a case study. The author seeks to illustrate a way of thinking about judgement along two dimensions: modesty (who am I to judge?) and arrogance (how dare you judge me?).
📒J Dische Geschichte Als Allgemeine Geschichte ✍ Dan Diner
📝J dische Geschichte als allgemeine Geschichte Book Synopsis : Gibt es eine spezifisch jüdische Geschichte und wenn: was kennzeichnet sie? Autoren aus Amerika, Deutschland, England und Israel setzen in diesem - Dan Diner zum 60. Geburtstag gewidmeten - Band Themen der jüdischen und der allgemeinen Geschichte zu- und miteinander in Bezug. Neben Beiträgen mit Themen der arabischen Welt und der Durchdringung von jüdischer und islamischer Welt stehen Texte zu theoretischen Fragen der Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaft sowie konkrete Fallstudien. Alle Aufsätze greifen neuere theoretische und methodische Debatten oder übergeordnete Fragen auf - sei es im Hinblick auf kulturgeschichtliche Fragen, sei es in der Erforschung von Antisemitismus und Holocaust, sei es in Bezug auf die Nachwirkung des Nationalsozialismus noch in den Aufbewahrungs- und Tradierungsformen einer kritischen Wissenschaft.
📒The Political Consequences Of Thinking ✍ Jennifer Ring
📝The Political Consequences of Thinking Book Synopsis : Applies the perspectives of gender and ethnicity in a feminist analysis of the Eichmann controversy and offers a wholly new interpretation of Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem to The Life of the Mind.
📒Evil In Contemporary Political Theory ✍ Bruce Haddock
📝Evil in Contemporary Political Theory Book Synopsis : Explores the actual and possible roles of evil in contemporary political theory
📒After Eichmann ✍ David Cesarani
📝After Eichmann Book Synopsis : In 1961 Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Jerusalem for his part in the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Europe’s Jews. For the first time a judicial process focussed on the genocide against the Jews and heard Jewish witnesses to the catastrophe. The trial and the controversies it caused had a profound effect on shaping the collective memory of what became ‘the Holocaust’. This volume, a special issue of the Journal of Israeli History, brings together new research by scholars from Europe, Israel and the USA.
📒Heroes Saints And Ordinary Morality ✍ Andrew Michael Flescher
📝Heroes Saints and Ordinary Morality Book Synopsis : Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals. Andrew Flescher probes our contented state by asking important questions: How should "ordinary" people respond when others need our help, whether the situation is a crisis, or something less? Do we have a responsibility, an obligation, to go that extra mile, to act above and beyond the call of duty? Or should we leave the braver responses to those who are somehow different than we are: better somehow, "heroes," or "saints?" Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the expected). Flescher seeks to undo these standard dichotomies by looking at the lives and actions of certain historical figures—Holocaust rescuers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, among others—who appear to be extraordinary but were, in fact, ordinary people. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance of wrongdoing. Andrew Flescher sets a stage where we need to think and act, calling us to lead lives of self-examination—even if that should sometimes provoke discomfort. He asks that we strive to emulate those we admire and therefore allow ourselves to grow morally, and spiritually. It is then that the individual develops a deeper altruistic sense of self—a state that allows us to respond as the heroes of our own lives, and therefore in the lives of others, when times and circumstance demand that of us.
📒The Juridical Unconscious ✍ Shoshana Felman
📝The Juridical Unconscious Book Synopsis : Death, wrote Walter Benjamin, lends storytellers all their authority. How do trials, in turn, borrow their authority from death? This book offers a groundbreaking account of the surprising interaction between trauma and justice. Moving from texts by Arendt, Benjamin, Freud, Zola, and Tolstoy to the Dreyfus and Nuremberg trials, as well as the trials of O. J. Simpson and Adolf Eichmann, Shoshana Felman argues that the adjudication of collective traumas in the twentieth century transformed both culture and law. This transformation took place through legal cases that put history itself on trial, and that provided a stage for the expression of the persecuted--the historically "expressionless." Examining legal events that tried to repair the crimes and injuries of history, Felman reveals the "juridical unconscious" of trials and brilliantly shows how this juridical unconscious is bound up with the logic of the trauma that a trial attempts to articulate and contain but so often reenacts and repeats. Her book gives the drama of the law a new jurisprudential dimension and reveals the relation between law and literature in a new light.
📒Eichmann Before Jerusalem ✍ Bettina Stangneth
📝Eichmann Before Jerusalem Book Synopsis : A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.” Smuggled out of Europe after the collapse of Germany, Eichmann managed to live a peaceful and active exile in Argentina for years before his capture by the Mossad. Though once widely known by nicknames such as “Manager of the Holocaust,” in 1961 he was able to portray himself, from the defendant’s box in Jerusalem, as an overworked bureaucrat following orders—no more, he said, than “just a small cog in Adolf Hitler’s extermination machine.” How was this carefully crafted obfuscation possible? How did a central architect of the Final Solution manage to disappear? And what had he done with his time while in hiding? Bettina Stangneth, the first to comprehensively analyze more than 1,300 pages of Eichmann’s own recently discovered written notes— as well as seventy-three extensive audio reel recordings of a crowded Nazi salon held weekly during the 1950s in a popular district of Buenos Aires—draws a chilling portrait, not of a reclusive, taciturn war criminal on the run, but of a highly skilled social manipulator with an inexhaustible ability to reinvent himself, an unrepentant murderer eager for acolytes with whom to discuss past glories while vigorously planning future goals with other like-minded fugitives. A work that continues to garner immense international attention and acclaim, Eichmann Before Jerusalem maps out the astonishing links between innumerable past Nazis—from ace Luftwaffe pilots to SS henchmen—both in exile and in Germany, and reconstructs in detail the postwar life of one of the Holocaust’s principal organizers as no other book has done