Note 043
by Joachim C. Fest

43 Johannes Pinsk, Krisis des Faustischen (Berlin, 1949). See also the pertinent critique put forward by Helmut Heiber in his book Joseph Goebbels regarding the tendencies towards demonization, which gives the discussion at home and abroad a remarkably similar orientation. Hannah Arendt's ingenious formula of 'the banality of evil' is appropriate not only to Adolf Eichmann and comparable third-rank functionaries; it describes at the same time the type which, with very few exceptions, was prevalent in the innermost circle of the top leadership.

From Chapter 23, Attempt At A Summing Up , Part 4 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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