Tag Archives: Hannah Arendt

JOHN MENADUE. Cruelty and evil have become banal

  Malcolm Turnbull told the UN that our treatment of refugees is world’s best practice. Only a guilty conscience could allow such self deception. In her book ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’, published in 1963, Hannah Arendt refers to the ‘banality of … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Asylum seekers – institutionalised cruelty, the banality of evil and immorality.

You might be interested in this repost.  John Menadue The recent statement by the Australian Catholic Bishops on asylum seekers says ‘The current policy has about it a cruelty that does no honour to our nation … Enough of this … Continue reading

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Michael Kelly SJ. The banality of evil

Denial has many faces. Some of them are necessary. If any of us entertained what might befall us each day and the harm we could come to, we would never get out of bed. But denial also has corrosive and … Continue reading

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