5 JULY 1963, Page 7

Raising the Anti Miss Hannah Arendt, herself a Jewess, is

in trouble for inferring, in her book about the Eichmann business, that Jews have a monopoly neither of virtue nor of truth. It always saddens me to see how hysterical people get when this self-evident point is made. Why are Jews so anxious to deny their own common and fallible humanity? This, surely, is the most anti-Semitic position of all.