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I am delighted to know that I am not the only one who is trying to bring about positive change, and I strongly believe that we can do it all together, each one of us with his/her expertise, knowledge and experience. Historically, Louis XV is not remembered by grand achievements but by the impressive number of mistresses he had, among whom are Madame du Barry and the notorious Madame de Pompadour. But if one is not a German doctor who has to prove his "originality," or a lover of paradox for its own sake, it is usually possible to discern the main drift in spite of the eddies and counter-currents.

Pages: 92

Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press (October 13, 2009)

ISBN: 097731037X

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