That’s what I call a dinner!
The dinner was private and we all promised not to spread the very frank and open discussion we had. But let me just say that it was fantastic to sit and talk about German politics, the EU and the US, the war in Iraq and the Middle East, and globalization in general with an individual who has played such an important role in Europe’s recent history.
And I will share one sentence from the dinner with y’all. When Faraj and I had asked a couple of optimistic questions in a row, Chancellor Schmidt looked at us and said: “You are both young men and very idealistic. I can tell you did not fight in the Second World War”.
How do you respond to that?