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A look at the exercise of power in French politics   As Dominique Strauss-Kahn was going to be the next candidate to French Presidential elections in 2012 he got caught up in New York with sexual assault accusation - It stirred a hot debate on was it a sexual scandal or a political set up?  French politics and the stereotype of French vaudevilles: a particular way to look at power and politics in the public life  through private stories.
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Harcèlement sexuel : "L'impunité, c'est fini" - leJDD.fr

Harcèlement sexuel : "L'impunité, c'est fini" - leJDD.fr | Typically French | Scoop.it
"Nous nous sommes engagées en politique pour des raisons diverses, nous défendons des idées différentes, mais nous partageons la volonté que le sexisme n'ait pas sa place dans notre société
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#NuitDebout : ces photographies qui dévoilent une autre réalité

#NuitDebout : ces photographies qui dévoilent une autre réalité | Typically French | Scoop.it

Nous y sommes accoutumés, il y a souvent un monde de différence entre ce que certains grands médias peuvent afficher d'un mouvement et sa véritable identité. #NuitDebout n'y échappera pas alor

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Le livre qui fait trembler la République

Le livre qui fait trembler la République | Typically French | Scoop.it
L'ex-première dame Valérie Trierweiler publie "Merci pour ce moment", un livre au vitriol qui dévoile sa vie avec François Hollande à l'Élysée.
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In less than a week, the commentary on the book published by Valérie Trierweiler has reached record level. This is a very good promotion package after all. Or is it not? 

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Valerie Trierweiler ou la pornographie des sentiments

Valerie Trierweiler ou la pornographie des sentiments | Typically French | Scoop.it
Dégueulasse.

On a beau avoir cherché et parfois même trouvé des circonstances atténuantes à Valérie Trierweiler, admettre que la manière dont elle fut traitée par le chef de l'Etat ne rehausse en rien l'éclat de ce dernier, il ...
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Demolishing Valérie Trierweiler's testimony with her book as a vile exhibition of hurt feelings, that in the end may abuse her even more.

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Livre de Valérie Trierweiler : un persiflage égocentrique, une insulte aux Français

Livre de Valérie Trierweiler : un persiflage égocentrique, une insulte aux Français | Typically French | Scoop.it
LE PLUS. En sortant son livre quelques jours seulement après la démission du gouvernement Valls, l'annonce de la démission du gouvernement Valls et l'institutionnalisation du mouvement des frondeurs, Valérie Trierweiler a bien choisi son moment. Une vengeance froide et nerveuse, et qui ne sert personne. C'est en tout cas le point de vue de Violaine des Courières.
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In a context of very poor ratings for the French President François Hollande, a general "unrest" from his Government, a new fiscal scandal involving one member of same government, the book of his ex-partner and First Lady looks like a devastating personal revenge for betrayal.

Never a wife - or former wife - had chosen to hit with intimate revelations during the sitting presidency.

 

The book is garnering success from its totally free promotion and has become a phenomenon on its own, whether its content has any merit or not. Everyone who was already displeased with the President is ready to believe what cannot be verified as facts. We are witnessing the triumph of perceptions at play.

I am not sure it will benefit anyone in the end; in times when it would be urgent to build and restore protection, it seems dangerous to destroy out of revenge and negativity. 

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Exclusif. Valérie Trierweiler, "Ma vie avec François"

Exclusif. Valérie Trierweiler, "Ma vie avec François" | Typically French | Scoop.it
Notre journaliste Catherine Schwaab a lu en avant-première «Merci pour ce moment» (aux éditions Les Arènes), le livre choc de Valérie Trierweiler sur l’histoire de sa passion avec le président de la République François Hollande.
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Presentation of the author and her book by her Paris-Match's editor in chief who insists on her personal traits from the betrayed woman's point of view and eludes the status of the protagonists of the story. 

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Valérie Trierweiler, le grain de blé et la poule | La pensée du discours

Valérie Trierweiler, le grain de blé et la poule | La pensée du discours | Typically French | Scoop.it
Un spécialiste reconnu des médias vient de déclarer sur Twitter avoir fait une bonne action en se désabonnant du compte de Val&...
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An apparently poorly written book by a French journalist who happened to be the ex-first Lady as she was the partner of French President François Hollande when he was elected is stirring up the debate on the exercise of power in modern times. This essay is examining why critics who are violently characterizing the book and its author are totally missing the point. 

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France's Strauss-Kahn, wife have separated: media

France's Strauss-Kahn, wife have separated: media | Typically French | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife have separated, as his legal battles run on over a New York sex assault case and his alleged involvement with a prostitution...
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Why DSK Would Have Been An Ideal Opponent For Sarkozy - Daily Beast

Why DSK Would Have Been An Ideal Opponent For Sarkozy - Daily Beast | Typically French | Scoop.it

Now, at the height of the French campaign season, with the first round of presidential elections on April 22, Sarkozy may be wishing Strauss-Kahn had been able to stay in the game. DSK had so many personal weaknesses to exploit that, according to another one of Sarkozy’s friends and confidants, Sarko actually saw Strauss-Kahn as “fragile.” But when DSK was forced out of the running, former Socialist Party leader François Hollande won the nomination. And Sarkozy has found the relatively colorless Hollande a target that’s hard to hit.

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LAW AND ORDER SVU: The DSK Episode

LAW AND ORDER SVU: The DSK Episode | Typically French | Scoop.it
It was exactly the same as the real-life scandal, only "DSK" went to jail.
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AFP - Dominique Strauss-Kahn has landed at Paris CDG

AFP: An Air France plane from New York carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has landed at Paris' Roissy airport: sources
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An Air France plane from New York carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has landed at Paris' Roissy airport: AFP

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Charges Against Strauss-Kahn Dismissed

Charges Against Strauss-Kahn Dismissed | Typically French | Scoop.it
A judge’s dismissal of the sexual-assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn brought some measure of legal vindication to Mr. Strauss-Kahn after his stunning arrest.
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Reputations in tatters

Reputations in tatters | Typically French | Scoop.it
Anne Daguerre: The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being dropped but his reputation is in tatters; his accuser's, too. So who benefits?
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#NuitDebout: a movement is growing in France’s squares

Fed up with inequality, unemployment and labor reforms — and increasingly outraged at the financial and political elite — tens of thousands across France are taking to the streets and the squares.
Fed up with inequality, unemployment and labor reforms — and increasingly outraged at the financial and political elite — tens of thousands across France are taking to the streets and the squares.
 
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Nuit debout : comment dépasser l'expérience citoyenne dans un projet politique ?

Nuit debout : comment dépasser l'expérience citoyenne dans un projet politique ? | Typically French | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street a montré les risques de dispersion qui menacent les mouvements sociaux quand le formalisme démocratique l'emporte sur la (...)

Occupy Wall Street a montré les risques de dispersion qui menacent les mouvements sociaux quand le formalisme démocratique l'emporte sur la (...)

 
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Former First Lady of France Colors In Details of an Affair

Former First Lady of France Colors In Details of an Affair | Typically French | Scoop.it
Valérie Trierweiler, France’s former unofficial first lady, has written a book describing her version of events that led to her separation with President François Hollande.
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Valérie Trierweiler déballe, mais qu'a-t-elle à y gagner ?

Valérie Trierweiler déballe, mais qu'a-t-elle à y gagner ? | Typically French | Scoop.it
Vie privée, cachet de l'éditeur, thérapie post-rupture, carrière... Francetv info examine les potentiels effets bénéfiques (ou négatifs) pour l'ex-Première dame de cette opération confidences.
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Looking at what Valérie Trierweiler could possibly gain from having vented so publicly: wind fall from royalties, maybe, certainly not peace nor closure from revenge. Now what about her career as a journalist?

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How Valerie Trierweiler has sealed the president's fate - Telegraph

How Valerie Trierweiler has sealed the president's fate - Telegraph | Typically French | Scoop.it
The downfall of French president François Hollande seems inevitable following stunning claims from his spurned girlfriend, Valérie Trieweiler
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Is this real? Goes to show that the times when the French monarchy was ruled by what was happening in the King's bedroom are still not over apparently. 

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Valérie Trierweiler a failli faire un grand livre sur le pouvoir en France - Rue89

Valérie Trierweiler a failli faire un grand livre sur le pouvoir en France - Rue89 | Typically French | Scoop.it
Dans "Merci pour ce moment", seules quelques bribes décrivent l'univers politique de l'intérieur. C’est pourtant là que la journaliste et ex-compagne de François Hollande est la plus pertinente.
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Because she chose to delve on her personal feelings of betrayal, Valérie Trierweiler missed the opportunity to write insider's scoop on the exercise of power at the higher level. Nonetheless the book is stirring lots of talks about it: 

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DSK Lawyers Deny Settlement With NY Hotel Maid

DSK Lawyers Deny Settlement With NY Hotel Maid | Typically French | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Friday denied that the former International Monetary Fund chief has reached a settlement with a New York City hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her.
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Strauss-Kahn Countersues Housekeeper Who Accused Him of Rape

Strauss-Kahn Countersues Housekeeper Who Accused Him of Rape | Typically French | Scoop.it
The countersuit from Dominique Strauss-Kahn claims that the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, knowingly made false statements that damaged his political career when she accused him of rape.
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Gerard Depardieu to star in film on Dominique Strauss-Kahn - Telegraph

Gerard Depardieu to star in film on Dominique Strauss-Kahn - Telegraph | Typically French | Scoop.it
Gerard Depardieu is to star as Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film about the fall
of the shamed former chief of the International Monetary Fund.
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Strauss-Kahn rues hotel liaison

Strauss-Kahn rues hotel liaison | Typically French | Scoop.it
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells French TV his liaison with a New York hotel maid had been a "moral failing" that had deprived him of the chance to run for president.
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn: left without honour

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: left without honour | Typically French | Scoop.it
Editorial: The dismissal of the case against Mr Strauss-Kahn does not justify the tone of vindication from many French Socialists...
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Housekeeper’s False Tale Undid Strauss-Kahn Case

Housekeeper’s False Tale Undid Strauss-Kahn Case | Typically French | Scoop.it
Why did Nafissatou Diallo repeatedly tell a fabricated story of a gang rape to the very prosecutors who begged her to be honest with them?
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