Planned Parenthood and the Banality of Evil

Written by Mark Farnham

On January 13, 2016

Hannah ArendtIt’s not that the Planned Parenthood videos, in which the body parts of infants are harvested and sold, show monstrously evil people. It’s the lack of conscience in ordinary people that makes them so horrific. Hannah Arendt, the German-Jewish philosopher who wrote about Adolf Eichmann’s trial after the fall of the Third Reich, sheds light on the severity of evil and the ease with which it is accepted if we simply change the words we use to describe our actions. Mike Cosper summarizes Arendt’s insight in his article, The Banality of Abortion. Read it!

 

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  1. SLIMJIM

    The life of Hannah Arendt is rather fascinating. Especially with her affair with the pro-Nazi philosopher Martin Heidegger. Hannah Arendt’s “banality of evil” is a great insight in my opinion to how evil and human nature tries to normalize and justify evil.

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