I’m prepping a script for recording–23/7: Pelican Bay and the Rise of Long Term Solitary Confinement, by Keramet Reiter–and among my long list of things I need to research was the name Hannah Arendt.
I’d known of her, of course–for years. But not by name. I knew her by the phrase “banality of evil.” That’s been with me since childhood. There are so many things I should know already, but somehow have not yet learnt.
When I YouTubed her, trying to figure out how to pronounce her name, I found this speech. Which is breathtaking.
And now, I think, I must watch this movie.