Contemporary Explorations in the Banality of Evil

It was the political theorist Hanna Arendt who famously coined the phrase “the banality of evil” to describe the Nazi apparatchik Adolf Eichmann. In exploring the question of whether evil is always perpetrated consciously or simply a function of thoughtlessness, Arendt studied the tendency of ordinary people to obey orders and conform to mass opinion and commit atrocious acts … More Contemporary Explorations in the Banality of Evil