Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Raul Hilberg's Inner Turmoil

Fascinating essay on the great Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg's combination of brilliance alongside an enormous capacity for grumpiness and resentment (in particular of Hannah Arendt, whose "banality of evil" concept was in a sense a theoretical footnote to Hilberg's meticulous research)... how can it be that there's no book-length biography of him?