Tuesday, May 17
The Invisible Line Between Politicians’ Public And Private Lives
A week after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced that they were separating: the other shoe has officially dropped. The movie star and former California Governor has acknowledged that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff over a decade ago. Meantime, in New York, Dominique Strauss-Kahn – the chief of the International Monetary Fund – is being held at Rikers Island for allegedly tried to rape a hotel maid. While the specifics remain somewhat murky and the cases are vastly different, there’s little question that what both stories have in common, is that of the men in question behaved very badly. We’re joined by Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss and Arthur Goldhammer, a senior affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and the author of a blog called French Politics.
Read Joanna Weiss's recent piece for the Globe, 'Marriage and divorce on the political stage'