Karl Schlögel made a name for himself as a chronicler of Eastern European countries and their gradual reintegration into Europe. The re-formation of the continent has breathed new life into the old centres and they are now linked with the rest of Europe by busy transnational highways. The new Europeans move freely across borders, exchanging trade and knowledge. But joint membership of the global market also left East and West equally vulnerable to the economic meltdown of 2008 – their first shared test of strength – forcing
them to ride the waves of the worldwide economy together. In his speeches and essays Karl Schlögel examines this new Europe – a continent that is gradually casting off decades of division. Far more than a history of recent times, his work explores the continuously shifting undercurrents of contemporary European culture.