On the Law as Principle
The Six Alternatives
Aberrations vs. Normalities
Whoever wants to observe a country observes the prince, whoever wants to observe a family observes the father. Because whoever knows how to govern a country behaves as a prince, whoever knows how to direct a family behaves as a father. When observing a country, it is necessary to be attentive to the “Six Aberrations.”*
When sons usurp the father’s role, when ministers usurp the sovereign’s role, even the most powerful principality cannot govern.