Daniel Cohn-Bendit was one of the leaders of the student protests of 1968 in France, and later in Germany. Between 2002 and 2014, he was copresident of the Green Group in the European Parliament. (May 2018)


1968: Power to the Imagination

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, one of the leaders of the French student protests, in front of the Sorbonne, Paris, May 1968
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.