The Evil of Banality
Troubling new revelations about Arendt and Heidegger.
Darin analysiert Ron Rosenbaum die aktuelle Literatur zum Thema und geht etwas weiter. Zum Beispiel so:
In a long, carefully documented essay, Wasserstein (who's now at the University of Chicago), cites Arendt's scandalous use of quotes from anti-Semitic and Nazi "authorities" on Jews in her Totalitarianism book.
Wasserstein concludes that her use of these sources was "more than a methodological error: it was symptomatic of a perverse world-view contaminated by over-exposure to the discourse of collective contempt and stigmatization that formed the object of her study"—that object being anti-Semitism. In other words, he contends, Arendt internalized the values of the anti-Semitic literature she read in her study of anti-Semitism, at least to a certain extent.
Für Arendt-Fans und Arendt-Preisträger bestimmt lesenwert.