Digging into Hopelessness: The Battle of Stalingrad

Digging into Hopelessness: The Battle of Stalingrad 1

The year was 1942. Germany had boldly declared war against the Soviet Union in a mad bid to seize control of Russian territory. Once allies, Hitler and Stalin now found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield and the fighting was going to be brutal. Germany had made some crucial victories already, seizing territory and …

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Judging Evil in the Trial of Rudolph Kastner

Digging into Hopelessness: The Battle of Stalingrad 2

When Hannah Arendt came to Jerusalem in 1961 to attend the Eichmann trial she expected to find Evil incarnated in the person of Eichmann. How surprised she was to see the man in the glass booth. The word she used repeatedly to describe him was “mediocre,” referring to the very average qualities of his person.[1] …

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