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Revisionism revisited: Ernst Nolte and Domenico Losurdo on the age of extremes

“Revisionism” — Revisionismus, révisionnisme, ревизионизм — is a word of relatively recent vintage. Most etymologies date its origin to around 1903, when the revisionist dispute befell German Social Democracy. 3,266 more words


Arendt: Death Camps and the Shapeless State

Well, I’ve just hit the part where Arendt starts talking about the concentration camps, and it turns out that it’s some pretty heavy reading. I’m feeling totally overwhelmed right now, and (for me) one of the best ways of dealing with that feeling is by writing – so here we are. 1,039 more words


Anger Endangered

Last spring, in political philosophy class, my students and I discussed Hannah Arendt’s assertion that “behavior has replaced action as the foremost mode of human relationship.” After analyzing it in context, we considered whether it held true today. 800 more words


Hannah Arendt - Powerful Performance

Hannah Arendt is a biographical movie on the German Jewish Philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Hannah had covered the Adolf Eichmann trial for the New Yorker and became controversial for the introduction of the concept “The Banality of Evil”. 59 more words

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Post 2: On Australians' attitudes to asylum seekers and the nature of evil

Following my news media research into the issue of asylum seekers and refugees, two themes emerged that I wanted to pursue in more depth with a review of scholarly articles. 1,046 more words

Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Eichmann in Jerusalem

by Hannah Arendt

Written in 1963, Hannah Arendt’s account of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, a former Nazi official who went into hiding after the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945 and thus escaped justice at the Nuremberg trials, is striking and forces the reader to consider a man whose evil was so banal, so commonplace, that his complicity in the death of millions seems almost farcical. 2,127 more words