Monthly Archives: May 2011

DSK and France, 10 Days after Check-Out

In his May 19th letter of resignation and ‘infinite sadness’, the former head of the IMF said he wants to ‘deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations made against me’ and to ‘protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion.’   Let’s pass over the honor part, and contemplate devotion.   […]

DSK and the Fire in the Rooftops

On the evening of May 11th I found myself briefly barricaded inside my building by a red and white do-not-pass tape strung awkwardly around various sidewalk posts and poles.   Fire-trucks, ambulances and police cars clogged the street.  Noise and lights blaring.  Smoke rising over the little park down around the corner, and a ladder extended […]