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The French political elite are devouring a new book that details the affairs of current and former politicians. Sexus Politicus, by investigative reporters Christophe Dubois and Christophe Deloire, contains nearly 400 pages of juicy gossip. But the authors don’t condemn leaders for having mistresses, they admire them—and voters seem to do the same. “Far from being a flaw, to cast yourself in the role of seducer is without doubt an important quality in our political life,” the authors write.

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