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Eichmann in Jerusalem  by Hannah Arendt
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Oct 08, 10

Read in October, 2010

The Third Reich was one of the most confusing and destructive periods in human history, and Arendt attempts to make sense of part of it in a short, popular-reading book. Now I'm expected to make sense of the book in a short review? Forgive me, but I will not even try make sense of the entire Holocaust in a few sentences.

Here's what I will say: I found the book a pleasure to read. I had no trouble with Arendt's writing style, and frankly I'm baffled as to what some of the other reviews are referring to. It seemed to me to be basic, educated English, but perhaps I missed something.

In my opinion, the real joy comes at the end of the main section and again at the end of the epilogue when her threads all come together and we get to see what the subtitle refers to. So don't put it down before you get there !

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