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Strauss-Kahn’s Downfall Is Chance for IMF Renewal: Matthew Lynn

It couldn’t have come at a worse moment. A bailout of Portugal was being completed. Greece was tottering on the edge of a default. And where was the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the man meant to be guiding the world economy through this chaos?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was in a cell in New York’s Rikers Island jail, awaiting his next court hearing on charges of sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a hotel housekeeper.