The "DSK was set up" theory has made it to the FT and the NYRB. My Euro-knowledgeable friends who suggested it to me at the very beginning are looking pretty clever.
More broadly, what is interesting in this piece beyond the DSK case are: (1) just how much information is available from things like hotel electronic key records and cameras at restaurants and (2) that a major French politician would dine at McCormick and Schmick's while in New York. What was he thinking?
Who was my favorite student this term?
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