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Banality of Goodness?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 30, 2018

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Hannah Arendt, A German-born philosopher of Jewish heritage, created the term “banality of evil” to describe Holocaust-era activities. It was her way of explaining how common-place activities (i.e. banal acts) could lead to monstrous results. In the July-August issue of Smithsonian magazine, Joshua Levine refer to common-place “goodness” and its designation as the “banality of […]