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Hannah Arendt In Jerusalem

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For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and her extremely controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), Arendt became virtually a taboo figure in Israeli and Jewish circles. Challenging the "curse" of her own title, Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem carries the scholarly investigation of this much-discussed writer to the very place where her ideas have been most conspicuously ...

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Overview

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and her extremely controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), Arendt became virtually a taboo figure in Israeli and Jewish circles. Challenging the "curse" of her own title, Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem carries the scholarly investigation of this much-discussed writer to the very place where her ideas have been most conspicuously ignored. Sometimes sympathetically, sometimes critically, these distinguished contributors reexamine crucial aspects of Arendt's life and thought: her complex identity as a German Jew; her commitment to and critique of Zionism and the state of Israel; her works on "totalitarianism," Nazism, and the Eichmann trial; her relationship to key twentieth-century intellectuals; her intimate and tense connections to German culture; and her reworkings of political thought and philosophy in the light of the experience of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520220577
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Sales rank: 1,179,822
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven E. Aschheim is Professor of Cultural and
Intellectual History at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His previous books include The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany, 1890–1990 (California, 1994), Culture and Catastrophe (1996),
In Times of Crisis
(2000), and Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer (2001).

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Table of Contents

Contributors:
Steven E. Aschheim
Peter Baehr
Richard J. Bernstein
Leora Bilsky
Richard I. Cohen
Bernard Crick
Michael Halberstam
Agnes Heller
Walter Laqueur
Yaacov Lozowick
Michael R. Marrus
Hans Mommsen
Gabriel Motzkin
Susan Neiman
Anson Rabinbach
Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin
Dana R. Villa
Annette Vowinckel
Lilliane Weissberg
Albrecht Wellmer
Moshe Zimmermann

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2004

    An academic conference book - misplaced rehabilitation

    I attended the conference in Jerusalem the main presentations of which are contained in this work. I felt there was a mistaken attempt at rehabiliting Hanneh Arendt's immoral attacks on the victims of the Shoah in 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' There was a sense of ' understanding' and ' justification' ( Not even forgiveness) for her arrogance in this work.

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