23 03, 2017

The banality of the “Banality of evil”

By |2017-03-23T07:07:16-07:00March 23rd, 2017|Thoughts|

Hannah Arendt DVD   I admit that I was very disappointed with the 113 minute 2013 film about the unusual very controversial ideas of Hannah Arendt about Adolf Eichmann and the 1961 trial that found him guilty of his involvement in the mass murder of some six million Jews and others. Hannah Arendt’s reaction was [...]

14 10, 2013

The best fiction book of 1998

By |2013-10-14T04:07:39-07:00October 14th, 2013|Book Reviews|

                                                                                                           By Israel Drazin   The Conversion By Aharon Appelfeld   Aharon Appelfeld, born in 1932, escaped from a Nazi concentration camp when he was nine years old and immigrated to Palestine in 1946. He wrote many books about life in Europe prior to the Holocaust. This is one of them.  The New York Times [...]