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If Dominique Strauss-Kahn is acquitted, he will go back to a reformed France

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s infamous “perp walk” sent shockwaves throughout France. The result seemed at first to be a foregone conclusion, but the latest news from New York in this sensational tale is that the case against him is close to collapse. As talk now turns to the prospects of an incredible political comeback, what does this all mean for the French left’s enfant terrible, for next year’s presidential elections and, indeed, for French political culture?

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