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Bruce Shapiro reports; Was Hannah Arendt wrong about Adolf Eichmann; and the Milpirri Festival

October 28th, 2014

Episode 73 of 510 episodes

Bruce Shapiro reports from the USA: As a Lieutenant Colonel in the notorious SS of the Third Reich, Otto Adolf Eichmann was a principle architect of ‘the final solution’. But after his capture in 1960 by Mossad Agents and his Jerusalem trial, his name became associated with Hannah Arendt’s concept of ‘the banality of evil’. Bettina Stangneth argues that Eichmann was hardly a plodding functionary, and regularly boasted of his "creative work", and we speak to the organisers of the Milpirri festival in the Northern territory . Milpirri is large-scale performance event, staged in the Aboriginal community of Lajamanu in the northwest Tanami Desert.

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