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No More Gentleman's Agreements

You have to wonder about the state of economic leadership in the world when it turns out that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International...

Erica Jong on Anthony Weiner, Sex and Power

Best-selling author Erica Jong knows a thing or two about sexual politics. Her taboo-breaking 1973 novel, Fear of Flying, has sold 20 million copies in over 40...

Milestones

DIED Priscilla Buckley, 90, whose brother William F. Buckley founded the conservative National Review, where she was managing editor from 1959 to 1985. CHARGED...

When the Powerful Abuse the Powerless

Everywhere you look, there are betrayals of trust. Dominique Strauss-Kahn betrayed the nations that make up the International Monetary Fund with his behavior...

Morning Must Reads: Sequel

Obama’s Mideast address will not be a sequel to the 2009 Cairo speech. Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns as head of the IMF. From the magazine: David Plouffe tries...

The French Exception

Ségolène Royal knows how to attract a crowd. When she walks into a meeting of France's Socialist Party, her mere approach is enough to cause a stampede of...

A Party Divided

In some quarters, the European Union is viewed as a conspiracy of French socialists. And indeed, France's Socialist Party (PS) has traditionally been one of the...

French Connected

Few countries would seem less likely to succeed in the modern world of globalization, free trade and high-tech, speed-of-light capitalism than France. Widely...

Can This Woman Fix Europe?

On a chilly night in March, in a concrete building on the grand Avenue d'I*na in Paris, a silver-haired woman sits at an empty conference table. Most of the...