August 18, 2010


Absolutism, whether intellectual or political, is the capital sin against the hierarchical method.
Usurpation, by one of the terms in the system, of the liberties of the others.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 283


  1. The original Spanish is:

    El absolutismo, intelectual o político, es el pecado capital contra el método jerárquico.
    Usurpación, por uno de los términos de un sistema, de los fueros de los otros.

  2. The word translated here as "liberties" is fueros, a term from Spanish history and Spanish law. The fueros were the legal systems of the various regions of Spanish. Each region's fueros derived from customary law as well as from liberties and privileges granted by the king and other feudal lords.