Albrecht von Lucke was born in 1967 in Ingelheim am Rhein. He studied law and political science in Würzburg and Berlin, where he lives since 1989. He is editor of the Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik and otherwise works for the radio, contributing political comments or participating at discussions (ARD-Presseclub, for instance). In 2008, 68 oder neues Biedermeier: Der Kampf um die Deutungsmacht was published, and in 2009 Die gefährdete Republik: Von Bonn nach Berlin 1949 - 1989 - 2009, both books at Wagenbach. In 2014, von Lucke received the advancement award of the Lessing Award for criticism, nominated by Hans-Ulrich Wehler.