Albrecht von Lucke, born 1967, studied Law and Political Science in Berlin and works there as an editor oft the leftist liberal political monthly „Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik“ (www.blaetter.de). He is engaged in many debates on national and international politics. In October 2015, his new book „The black republic and the failure oft the left“ (Die schwarze Republik und das Versagen der Linken) deals with the political situation in Germany after ten years under the conservative chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Left in Europe might be tempted to answer with Left-wing populism to the current return of borders and to the broader socioeconomic crisis. This is playing with fire. An escalation of populism would actually benefit Right-wing populism. Only a consistent Europeanisation led by the Left can respond to the 21st century challenges of Europe.Read more