Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
March 30, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
Hannah Arendt's "Eichmann in Jerusalem" is by far her most famous and most controversial book. Out of all her works, it is also the most misunderstood and caricatured. In his lecture, Villa looks at some recent critiques of the book, contrasting them with what Arendt actually wrote. In the process, he questions the widely held view that Arendt's Eichmann was essentially a bureaucrat who was merely "following orders".