The Eichmann trial, 1961. Gjon Mili / The LIFE Picture Col

Why Does Hannah Arendt's 'Banality of Evil' Still Anger Israelis?

Nearly 60 years after she attended and wrote about the Eichmann trial, Hannah Arendt remains a controversial figure among intellectuals in Israel

A time will come, that you will not live to see, when Jews will erect a monument to you in Israel and they will proudly claim you as their own, the philosopher Karl Jaspers wrote to his close friend Hannah...

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