“Heirs to a society which had over-invested in empire, and surrounded by the increasingly shabby remnants of a dwindling inheritance, they could not bring themselves at the moment of crisis to surrender their memories and alter the antique pattern of their lives”
J.H. Elliot (2002) Imperial Spain. p. 382 Penguin
Inconformismo, superioridad, destino, certeza, excepcionalidad… en ambos lados de la divisoria.