November 25, 2010


In order to transform the idea of the “social contract” into an eminently democratic thesis, one needs the sophism of suffrage.
Where one supposes, in effect, that the majority is equivalent to the totality, the idea of consensus is twisted into totalitarian coercion.

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1 comment:

  1. The original Spanish is:

    Para transformar la idea de “contrato social” en tesis eminentemente democrática se necesita el sofisma del sufragio.
    Donde se suponga, en efecto, que la mayoría equivale a la totalidad, la idea de consenso se adultera en coerción totalitaria.