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Episode #12

Enrique García-Máiquez

The nobility of spirit

There is a nobility other than that of blood, the one we all know, and that is nobility of spirit. A series of personal qualities, of virtues, within the reach of any family tree and any pocketbook. An aspiration that reminds us of the real possibility of being the best among the many that we could be. A noble ideal that is achieved, among other means, through liberal education, a close knowledge of the Classics, as well as contact with those goods, material or otherwise, that our elders bequeathed to us and that are worth preserving. We talked about all this with the poet and writer Enrique García-Máiquez, author of the essay “La olvidada idea de la nobleza de espíritu” (The forgotten idea of nobility of spirit), which can be read in Nueva Revista.