Daniel Cohn Bendit/Germany: The Mellowing Of A Radical

His flaming red hair is just as shaggy as it was 30 years ago. But nearly everything else about Daniel Cohn-Bendit--Danny the Red--has changed. Now 54, the student who led the 1968 demonstrations in Paris entered mainstream politics in 1971 as Frankfurt's deputy mayor. In June's European elections, he led the French Green Party to its best showing, just under 10%. He defines himself according to Europe's blurring borders. "I defend a multicultural Europe," he says.

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