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While we await Friday’s developments in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, the non-French press, following John Lichfield’s excellent piece in yesterday’s Independent, has moved on to discuss the French taboo of writing about private life; of the force of French privacy laws. But, in fact, the privacy laws are merely an excuse: it goes far deeper. French journalists do not write about politicians’ extra-marital…

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