Transgression Of The Law

Born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1818, Marie Gilbert came to Paris in the 1840s to make her fortune as a dancer and performer. Taking the name Lola Montez (her mother was of distant Spanish descent), she claimed to be a flamenco dancer from Spain. By 1845 her career was languishing, and to survive she became a courtesan quickly one of the more successful in Paris. Only one man could salvage Lola's dancing career Alexandre Du-jarier, owner of the newspaper with the largest circulation in France,...

Money And Power

In the realm of power, everything must be judged by its cost, and everything has a price. What is offered for free or at bargain rates often comes with a psychological price tag complicated feelings of obligation, compromises with quality, the insecurity those compromises bring, on and on. The powerful learn early to protect their most valuable resources independence and room to maneuver. By paying the full price, they keep themselves free of dangerous entanglements and worries. Being open and...