Arthur Goldhammer

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On July 2, France awoke to images of an unshaven and bleary-eyed Nicolas Sarkozy seated in the back of a police car after 15 hours of interrogation by the judicial police. Several officers accompanied the former president to a midnight confrontation with two examining magistrates, who informed him that he was then under formal investigation for “active corruption” and “influence trafficking.”

Three years earlier, all France was aghast at the indignity of the New York City “perp walk” inflicted on the International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn following his arrest on rape charges. Mr. Sarkozy’s “perp ride” found the French more divided: When asked in the wake of the allegations whether they would like to see a Sarkozy presidential candidacy in 2017, only 33 percent responded “yes.”

Among sympathizers of Mr.…  Seguir leyendo »