European Angst
Sascha Lehnartz

Sascha Lehnartz Photo: Martin Lengemann

is head of the foreign affairs department at the Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag newspapers in Berlin. He was editor on the FAZ and worked at SZ-Magazin. Lehnartz, who was born in 1969 in Remscheid, studied comparative literature in Paris, Berlin, Santa Barbara and New York and obtained his doctorate from Columbia University. In his book Unter Galliern he recounts his experiences in Paris as a newspaper correspondent and in Global Players tackles our society’s obsession with youth with humour and wit.

Also on the European mainland the voices are getting louder of those who are ready to break with a paradigm that appeared sacrosanct until recently – that a united Europe is a prerequisite for the continuation of peace.” Lehnartz in an essay in Welt am Sonntag, 14 August 2016