This week TIME cover addresses the it story of the moment: Sex. Lies. Arrogance. What Makes Powerful Men Act Like Pigs.
Nancy Gibbs explores the relationship between sex and power, writing, “The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New York City for allegedly trying to rape a hotel maid has ignited a fierce debate over sex, law, power and privilege.”
Managing Editor Richard Stengel also chimes in with a note on the topic du jour: “We expect people in power not to abuse it by taking advantage of the powerless, which is at the heart of the accusations against DSK. Schwarzenegger had the power to conceal his behavior from the voters and did so—which itself is an abuse. The French protest that even powerful men are entitled to a private life. But the reality is that the line between private and public behavior for public servants does not really exist, and pretending that it does is no longer useful.”