Posts tagged 06/17/2011
C'est le Pouvoir

The current Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) situation raises the question of power in international relations.  According to my Israeli friend, Eva, most things can be  explained by referring to the concept of power.  The very use of the initials DSK, for example, can be seen as a demonstration of power.  I learned this from my friend Sébastien who, with twinkling eyes, told me, “Oh, the K is very important.  Very. Important.”  The fact that DSK was picked up at JFK (airport) is thus rather poetic.  The last two letters present lovely  consonance in many languages.

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