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A Clown, Not a Monster – “Eichmann in Jerusalem” – Hannah Arendt

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Ethics, Genocide, History, Journalism, Newspapers, Spin, The Media, WW2

Despite all the efforts of the prosecution, everybody could see that this man was not a “monster,” but it was difficult indeed not to suspect that he was a clown. And since this suspicion would have been fatal to the whole enterprise, and was also rather hard to sustain in view of the sufferings he and his like had caused to millions of people, his worst clowneries were hardly noticed and almost never reported.

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