Claus Leggewie is a political scientist and codirector of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. He was, until last year, director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Essen. His most recent book, published in Germany, is Europe First! A Declaration of Independence. (May 2018)
The feeling we had in those days, which has shaped my entire life, really, was: we’re making history. An exalted feeling—suddenly we had become agents in world history. Not an easy thing to process when you’re only twenty-three years old.