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A Bold Instance of Political Imagination and Rule Breaking

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STOCKHOLM — The #metoo movement reached Sweden last week in what is, by now, altogether familiar fashion. Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s leading newspaper, reported Tuesday that eighteen women had complained of having been assaulted, raped, or otherwise molested over the years by a leading figure of Sweden’s literary establishment. As Agence France-Press reported, the celebrity was not named in print, out of respect for Sweden’s stringent libel laws. But since the accused was said to be proprietor of an exclusive literary salon, married to a writer with “close links” to the Swedish Academy, and the eighteen- member body that awards the