March 9, 2010


Marxism announces that it will replace the governance of persons with the administration of property.
Unfortunately, Marxism teaches that the governance of persons consists of the administration of property.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 124


  1. This is probably a quite ancient problem, not limited solely to Marxism. Aristotle, for instance, felt it necessary to correct the tendency of many men to take more interest in property than persons.

    See Aristotle, Politics, Bk. I.v.3; 1259b18-22 (tr. H. Rackham):
    "It is clear then that household management takes more interest in the human members of the household than in its inanimate property, and in the excellence of these than in that of its property, which we style riches, and more in that of its free members than in that of slaves."

    φανερὸν τοίνυν ὅτι πλείων ἡ σπουδὴ τῆς οἰκονομίας περὶ τοὺς ἀνθρώπους ἢ περὶ τὴν τῶν ἀψύχων κτῆσιν, καὶ περὶ τὴν ἀρετὴν τούτων ἢ περὶ τὴν τῆς κτήσεως, ὃν καλοῦμεν πλοῦτον, καὶ τῶν ἐλευθέρων μᾶλλον ἢ δούλων.

  2. The original Spanish is:

    El marxismo anuncia que reemplazará con la administración de los bienes el gobierno de las personas.
    Desgraciadamente el marxismo enseña que el gobierno de las personas consiste en la administración de los bienes.