Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Hannah Arendt
Reviewed by Doug Brown
"I passed over this title for many years, assuming more recent scholarship would better help me understand the holocaust. Since 1963 when Eichmann in Jerusalem was first published, vastly more evidence has come to light, Russian archives have become available, and a larger corpus of research has amassed, giving recent studies a better data set to work from. There are new understandings of how the Nazi hierarchy worked, and a firmer grasp of the contingent evolution of the final solution. And yet, it's all there in Arendt's classic." Read the entire Powells.com review.