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Sex, Lies and Powerful Men

From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, we look at the sexual conduct of men in power.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Manhattan Criminal Court (AP)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Manhattan Criminal Court (AP)

From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, we look at the sexual conduct of men in power. Birds do it, bees do it, and men in power do it, it appears – yet again – with extravagant abandon.

An avalanche of news this week about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair, busted marriage, and child by a maid.  Of disgraced former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged sexual assault on a hotel maid in New York.

And behind those headlines, years of reports of sexual license by each – and so many others.  John Ensign, John Edwards, Elliott Spitzer, David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton – and on and on. Never mind Berlusconi.

This hour On Point: the sexual conduct of men in power.

- Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Peggy Hollinger, Paris Bureau Chief for the Financial Times.

Marisa Lagos, staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, who has been covering the Schwarzenegger story.

Nancy Gibbs, Executive Editor of TIME magazine. She wrote this week’s TIME cover story “Sex, Lies, Arrogance: What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly.”

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