Reinhard Herzinger was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1955. He has a Ph.D. in Literature and has been an editor of the newspaper ‘Welt am Sonntag’, dealing particularly with foreign policy, since 2005. Before, he was political editor of the newspaper ‘Die Zeit’. He has written numerous essays on literature, culture and politics in Germany, the theory of liberalism and international human rights policy. In his most recent book ‘Republik ohne Mitte’ (2001) he argues in favour of an open society.
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