- File Size: 1353 KB
- Print Length: 60 pages
- Publisher: Melville House (April 27, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 27, 2012
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007SX5WY6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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I would read him on any subject. His look into the new landscape of politics, subterfuge, and who and what shapes the biggest choices made in Hollywood and politics should be emulated.
Was DSK being bugged? Was someone trying to set him up? What happened to DSK's phones? Lots of questions, but Epstein does a great job of laying out what we know and what we don't know about the whole DSK situation. What is really cool about this being an eBook is that there are links to the surveillance videos right in the book.
At first I was hesitant to purchase, thinking this was just going to be about what happened between DSK and the maid - but it is much more expansive and interesting than that one encounter. I used to think these things only happened in the movies, but not anymore!
I highly recommend Three Days in May - The DSK Thriller.
Such means of surveillance -- available to those in power, but not to the rest of us -- make those in power more powerful, harder to unseat. However, Epstein's book also shows the effect of lower-tech new recording devices, especially CCTV recordings, cell phone records, and key-entry logs. They make it harder to lie. DSK's accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, was lying, no doubt. The district attorney's office got to "Version 3' of her story before giving up. The discrepancies between what she said happened and the key-entry records reveal her lies beyond doubt. The new recording devices also pull two people into the story who otherwise might have remained out of it: a security guard and the head engineer at the hotel, who went into a private loading-dock area and did a kind of victory dance shortly after 911 was called. The 911 call made the matter public, which effectively destroyed DSK's chance of elective office. They claim to not remember what they were celebrating. If it had nothing to do with the 911 call, it is exceedingly strange -- another freakish coincidence -- that it happened at exactly the same time.
Three Days in May is a new kind of investigative journalism in the sense that it is based on detailed electronic records (such as CCTV tapes and key-entry records) that weren't available until recent years. Stories and movies are often set in remote locations or times to give the story a kind of freshness. Here freshness derives from the information being used. Although electronic surveillance is usually considered a government tool ("Big Brother is Watching") Epstein's book makes a more subtle point. These records make false accusations more difficult to sustain and conspiracies more difficult to carry out without detection -- and who does that help? In any case, Three Days in May is a fascinating true crime story -- and the criminal is not DSK.
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