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The Wacky World of Early Childhood Education

I’m not sure if it’s due to over-regulation, an irrational fear of being sued, economics cutting to the bare bones in order to make a profit, pure greed, or simply the new nastiness in society as a whole, but licensed childcare in Nova Scotia is a mess. 755 more words

3.2.14 - The Communal Machinery of Evil: Reflections on Hannah Arendt

The Communal Machinery of Evil: Reflections on Hannah Arendt
Scott G. Nelson, Virginia Tech

Abstract: The fifty-year anniversary of the trial and execution of Adolph Eichmann saw the release of the Margarethe von Trotta film Hannah Arendt. 4,200 more words


3.2.12 - Hannah Arendt Without Politics

Hannah Arendt Without Politics
Amy L. Shuster, Virginia Tech

Abstract: Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (2012) does not represent well the life and work of its protagonist. 8,019 more words


3.2.9 - Toward Forgiveness: Arendt's Banality of Evil

Toward Forgiveness: Arendt’s Banality of Evil
Lucy Britt, Wesleyan University

Abstract: This essay employs Hannah Arendt’s idea of banal evil from Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963) as a possible route to understanding or forgiving violent crimes. 3,029 more words


3.2.8 - Misconceptions Regarding Arendt on Eichmann

Misconceptions Regarding Arendt on Eichmann
Deirdre Lauren Mahony, King’s College London

Abstract: Hannah Arendt’s controversial book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil offered an account of the actions and motivations of the Holocaust perpetrator Adolf Eichmann. 3,195 more words


3.2.7 - When Empathy Withers

When Empathy Withers
Max Stephenson Jr, Virginia Tech

Abstract: This brief essay uses several works of fiction and nonfiction to illustrate the profound character of evil that obtains when individuals lose their capacity to empathize with the circumstances and situation of others. 1,685 more words


3.2.5 - Winning & war crimes: what Eichmann in Jerusalem means for The Act of Killing

Winning & war crimes: what Eichmann in Jerusalem means for The Act of Killing
Allison Cardon, SUNY Buffalo

Abstract: In order to complicate facile comparisons between Eichmann in Jerusalem and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, this paper argues that each work can illuminate the other if they are examined by the gesture that organizes each: Arendt’s and Oppenheimer’s efforts to humanize their subjects. 2,649 more words