French Connections: Networks of Influence by Sophie Coignard & M-T Guichard

By Sophie Coignard & M-T Guichard

Political companions and alumni teams, Masons and the Mafia, Jews and Protestants -- we're enmeshed in a community of networks, operating for and opposed to each one other's pursuits. They clarify the choices, the nominations, the bargains that happen. How a lot impression do they honestly have? This e-book enumerates the ways that contributors of "old-boys' golf equipment" maneuver to assist one another through.Political leaders, gang leaders, company chiefs, and smugglers -- all of them shape a truly small international. From dinner golf equipment to juntas ... it is not purely enterprise offers that pass on in the back of these doorways!

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Even the very traditionalist Hervé Gaymard, Alain Juppé’s Health Minister, secured a link with the homosexual world by recruiting to City Hall a former leader in the fight against AIDS. A leading expert on networks, the socialist Laurent Fabius was convinced by his wife Françoise (his “homing device” in many milieux), of the importance of this kind of contact. In 1981, there was indeed an association “Homosexuality and Socialism,” but it was close to Lionel Jospin. Fabius thus encouraged the creation of another association, “Gays for Liberation” (LPG), in 1984.

Jack Lang gave a long interview, saying: “This is a well-crafted review; I read it regularly. It is intelligent, fine and courageous. I find original studies and facts there. ” In short, the former Minister of Culture was full of enthusiasm. In truth, Dominique Latournerie was only carrying out orders. Pasqua, who did not intend to leave the defense of the moral order to the extreme right, had decided to launch a campaign to “clean up” the press. L’Echo des savanes and Newlook were also affected.

The Corsican Jean Tiberi, Mayor of Paris (and employer at the City Hall of almost 2,000 exiles from the plateau of Millevaches and the surrounding area), and his wife Xavière welcomed with open arms, starting in early 1996, the annual meeting of the Association of People from the Arrondissement of Ussel. That is an association of almost 1,000 members, presided over by the lawyer Françoise Gallot-Monod, the granddaughter of Henri Queuille (the former president of the State Council) and wife of the Chirac supporter Jerome Monod, owner of Lyonnaise des Eaux.

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