I have to confess that beyond "the banality of evil" I couldn't quote her at all and, like many others, had never read any of her books. Hannah Arendt coined the term "banality of evil" while covering the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi official charged with the orderly extermination of Europe's Jews. Arendt herself was a German-Jewish exile struggling in the most personal of ways to come to grips with the utter destruction of European... Arendt took great care to differentiate between the banal and the commonplace, but some reviewers — as those pre-bent on a reflexive rebuttal are always apt to do — accused her of suggesting that the atrocity of the Holocaust had been commonplace, which of course was the very opposite of her point. Hannah Arendt (14 October 1906 - 4 December 1975) was a German-American political theorist whose work deals with the nature of power, authority, and totalitarianism.
"Hannah Arendt Explains How Propaganda Uses Lies to Erode All Truth & Morality: Insights from The Origins of Totalitarianism"... Hannah Arendt. 'How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? The short answer is that we, too, live in dark times' Washington Post.