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Because the flip side of the banality of evil is the banality of heroism.
He said doing so would help "keep our freedom from being corroded by the banality of consumerism, the blare of commercials, the stream of empty words and the overpowering waves of empty chatter and loud shouting." Francis recommended leaving behind "all sorts of useless baggage" to "rediscover what really matters" and start over from that.
Afflicted with schizophrenia, Tourette's Syndrome and other mental illnesses, the prolific and gifted Jonathan Harnisch has transformed the harrowing raw material of his life into what he calls "transgressive fiction" in semi-autobiographical novels such as "Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography and Living Colorful Beauty." With "Second Alibi: The Banality of Life," he revisits the abrasive, triangular psychodrama of his brilliant, questing psychotic Ben Schreiber, Ben's libertine alter-ego, Georgie Gust, and the sadistic temptress, Claudia Nesbitt, who torments them both, while also including a moving plea for understanding that stands apart from the disturbed fevers of his fiction.
The banality of violence finds its articulation not just in the repeated event, masked by the silly "operational names," but also by the ease with which we grow accustomed to the growing death toll.
'The banality of the banality of evil' was snapped up by a bidder named 'Gorpetri' online, last night.
The bidding for "The Banality of The Banality of Evil" has now exceeded $310,000.
Drawing primarily on England as the site of analysis and The Origins of Totalitarianism as the key Arendtian text, he deploys Arendt's analysis about lying to examine the colonization of language production; her analysis of totalitarian considerations to consider the situation in public education; her distinctions between labor, work, and action to examine professional practice; her thoughts on the banality of evil to the consider the banality of leadership; and other of her ideas in order to examine current trends in ELMA.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our rolling news TV stations for having exceeded themselves in the banality of their royal coverage.
Sightseers is an absurd, febrile, populated by grotesque inadequates with the horror stemming from the characters' sheer banality.
Writing for the Guardian, novelist Henning Mankell recalls "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil," Hannah Arendt's book that explored the human capability of destroying other humans without empathy.
Tony Blair the master of self aggrandisement, spin, falsehoods, banality...
GOOGLE has been branded "white bread for the mind" by a senior academic who argues the search engine is creating an age of banality. A decline in libraries, diminishing stocks of books and fewer librarians means platforms like Google are offering easy answers to difficult problems, it is claimed.