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Rethinking ‘the banality of evil’

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Published: 9 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Rethinking the 'banality of evil' theory – Prof. Eva Illouz – Haaretz 05.08.16
The time has come to reexamine Hannah Arendt's thesis. Not all evil is banal, certainly not the kind that grips a nation with a sense of racial superiority. Israel is neither Nazi nor fascist or apartheid – but its current colonialist regime does bear a ‘family resemblance’ (in Wittgenstein’s meaning of that phrase) with other evil regimes. Includes video of Milgram experiment [44:41].

And see: How a moral self-image obstructs recognition of harsh domination August 2, 2016

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