Hannah Arendt: Controversy & Thought With Amos Lassen, Ph.D.

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Hannah Arendt (Photo: Ryohei Noda/Creative Commons)
Hannah Arendt (Photo: Ryohei Noda/Creative Commons)

Hannah Arendt covered the trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker, which resulted in the publication of her most famous and controversial work, “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.” That made “the banality of evil” a world-renowned phrase and its author the most reviled Jewish thinker since Baruch Spinoza. We will return to the issue and look at the original controversy at the time it occurred and revisit it now to see if it still holds true.

Additionally, we will view two films: a biopic, “Hannah Arendt,” directed by Margarethe Von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa as Arendt, which will open the class, and the documentary “Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt,” which will close the class.

Come to one, two, or all three sessions.

Amos Lassen lived in Israel for many years and taught at the Hebrew University, the University of New Orleans and the University of Central Arkansas.

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When
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
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