In this small revisionist work, first published in 1903, Edwards, who was influenced in his thinking by Edmund Burke, took issue with the prevailing Whig interpretation of Chile’s political evolution with its emphasis on parties and principles. From his high Tory position, he castigated existing political parties, especially the liberal ones, and questioned the benefits of the supposed democracy existing in the country. As an advocate of strong government, Edwards was an intellectual descendant of Diego Portales and Manuel Montt, yet the power of his mind precludes his being classified as a typical reactionary. Together with his contemporary Francisco Encina, he initiated a trend toward a more socially oriented analysis of politics. Less well-known than his Fronda aristocrática of 1928, the Bosquejo contains the essence of his thinking and can still be read with profit.