An extraordinary novel that reveals Aguinis’ masterful subtlety and natural seductive powers to trap the reader from the first page. “La Conspiración de los Idiotas” is a story told by Natalio Comte, who, having been dissuaded of pursuing his medical vocation, and thanks to an interpretation of the Scriptures (“Blessed are the poor in spirit…”) discovers the secret of sinarchy, and is both witness and protagonist of a search in which psychological insight and superstitions converge, together with the occult sensations and shallowness with which hate invents new knowledge and power.
Without truce or mercy, this novel moves, amuses, thrills. Its making undoubtedly meant a true challenge for its creator. “The author had to endure a particularly painful burden in turning one of the most helpless strata of mankind into the object of oppressive fury..”, Aguinis confesses in the epilogue.
Aside from its formidable literary merits and its blood-curdling irony, “La Conspiración de los Idiotas” is an exalted plea against all types of persecution. To quote the author, “The occasional victims -usually unsheltered- may sport every possible shade of innocence -to no avail; when the storm comes, innocence affords no protection