Bon vivant eurocrat, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), has stepped down from his post as managing director at the IMF. Abusing the economies of troubled countries from his current post at Rikers Island, where he stands accused of raping a hotel maid, must have proved too difficult.

DSK’s fall brings to mind the ousting of Paul Wolfowitz from leadership of the World Bank for his unprovoked attempt to bring accountability to that institution. Christopher Hitchens rehashes that one here in Slate.

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