Abstract

Hannah Arendt's and Charlotte Delbo's writings about the Holocaust trouble our preconceptions about those who do evil and those who suffer evil. Their jarring terms "banal evil" and "useless knowledge" point to limitations and temptations facing scholars of evil. While Arendt helps us to resist the temptation to mythologize evil, Delbo helps us to resist the temptation to domesticate suffering.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 104-115
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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