Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Like Ruth Marcus I’m surprised and puzzled by the arguments of William Saletan and Peter Beinart, who find much to admire in the conduct of the DSK prosecution. One reason I’m puzzled is that we still don’t know the truth of what happened–any more than we knew the truth when the “perp” was first shown to the cameras for his ritual pre-trial punishment. It’s a little early to declare, “Truth will out. Didn’t our system do well?”

“What the collapse of this case proves is that it’s possible to distinguish true rape accusations from false ones…” says Saletan. So now we know what’s true and false about the accusations? Who needs an actual trial? Think of the savings.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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