The Evil of Banality
Asking, How could they do it? about the many ordinary people who have been perpetrators and those who resist extensive evils-genocide, human trafficking, endemic sexualized violations of females, economic exploitation-the book delves into historic, contemporary, national, and international examples. The author, a moral philosopher, draws also on literature, psychology, economics, journalism, pop culture. Reversing Arendt's banality of evil, she finds that mind-deadening banality, thoughtless conventionality, ambition, greed, status-seeking enab...
- ASIN: 1442276304
- Brand: Rowman Littlefield Publishers