Strauss-Kahn and the European Left

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May 16, 2011
The Huffington Post
by Robert Kuttner  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The apparent self-destruction of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a New York hotel is emblematic of a European left that has ceased to be much of a progressive alternative, either in terms of lifestyle or policy alternatives. Strauss-Kahn, who until yesterday headed the International Monetary Fund, was the Socialist front-runner to challenge French President Nicolas Sarkozy next year. Polls showed that Strauss-Kahn well ahead of both Sarkozy and far right populist Marine Le Pen. But even before this latest scandal broke, Strauss-Kahn didn't seem like much of a socialist. " (05/16/11)  

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