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No Laughing Matter: Teaching Arendt and Eichmann in Jerusalem (Guest Post by Peter Kuryla)

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of four biweekly guest posts by Peter Kuryla.  — Ben Alpers Hannah Arendt’s book Eichmann in Jerusalem is a hard book to teach. This is so for lots of reasons, chief among them the controversy that surrounded it. One can easily get lost in the space between what people said about it and what Arendt actually wrote. In his recent book Arendt in America (2015), Richard H. King does an admirable job of sorting through it all, giving the controversy some needed clarity. So rather than go back over the central Read more