Backstory Update: French Politics

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Elaine Sciolino, a Paris Correspondent for the New York Times, talks about the presidential campaign in France, where the debate over the economy has taken center stage. We’ll also look at how the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has sparked a national conversation, and the French reaction to how well “The Artist” did at last month’s Oscars. Her latest book is La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.




Elaine Sciolino

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Great segment - Merci!!!

Can you ask Elaine if DSK was set up? It did look a lot like Spitzer - he was doing well in the job he lost (a money job) Eliot was going after Wall Streeters and poof Eliot is busted and DSK is suddenly notorious

Lots of people have already left France because of taxes!

Mar. 08 2012 01:33 PM
Laura from UWS

Any observations about presidential candidate Philippe Poutou (pronounced: Poo Too)? He's been correct about many points such as anti-Pinochet, anti-apartheid, pro-Mandela.

Mar. 08 2012 12:17 PM

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