I find it fascinating that a mere two days after the IMF announces its new head, Christine Lagarde, the case against DSK, who was forced to resign as IMF head, suddenly falls apart. And this, thanks to new information about the accuser by, not DSK’s attorneys, but the prosecutor! What gives? This entire scenario smells bad, always has, with various levels of complicated puppetry, all jiggered by whoever are the global financial puppet-masters, sitting way up high, and laughing, in the obscuring mist.
Here’s a compilation of New Yorker material on DSK:
Updated July 1st:
The New York Times broke the news last night that the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be collapsing. Judith Thurman asks what the latest developments say about innocence and stereotypes.
Lauren Collins on Strauss-Kahn, Bill Clinton, and others accused of abusing their power.
Philip Gourevitch on the phrases—“entirely nude,” “three-thousand-dollar room,” “attempted rape,” “Harlem“—dominating the coverage. He also writes in the Talk of the Town about how the arrest is being viewed in Paris.
Macy Halford on the Amazon revival of “D.S.K.: The Secrets of a Presidential Contender.”
Samantha Henig on what the real dealbreakers are in political sex scandals.
Patricia Marx on what hotel housekeepers really do.
John Seabrook on D.S.K.’s neighbors.
Judith Thurman on Anne Sinclair, Strauss-Kahn’s third wife and defender.
And Will Oremus with The Crisis in a Nutshell, a roundup of responses to D.S.K.
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