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Eichmann, Oppenheimer, and the Perils of Blind Obedience

Eichmann, Oppenheimer, and the Perils of Blind Obedience

By Erfan Hakim

In Plato’s Republic, Thrasymachus makes the disconcerting claim that “justice is nothing other than the advantage of the stronger” (Plato 338c).What is fascinating about Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil is that Adolf Eichmann falls prey to Thrasymachus’ problematic conception of justice.

Nietzsche and Arendt’s Warnings Against Totalitarianism

Nietzsche and Arendt’s Warnings Against Totalitarianism

By Gabriel Cameron

Friedrich Nietzsche and Hannah Arendt have both been misinterpreted with regard to their attitude toward the Nazis, but in fact they both hold very strong and uncompromising anti-Nazi views. I believe Nazism is a version of the ascetic ideal, an ideal which Nietzsche abhors.