The third edition of Rob Riemen's book The Nobility of Spirit. A forgotten ideal has been published. After the great success of the 2010 and 2016 editions, a new edition of this global hit is now available in Croatian.

Rob Riemen, founder and director of the prominent Nexus Institute, which brings together prominent intellectuals from around the world, holding discussions on the essential issues facing man today, has written a book urging the intellectual elite to move away from postmodernism and the blazed attitude.

In November 1943, Italian-Jewish publisher and humanist Leone Ginzburg of Rome State Prison wrote a letter to his young wife, Natalia. A few days earlier, he had been arrested by the Nazis for his involvement in a newspaper collaborating with the resistance movement. Ginzburg ends the letter with the words „Be brave“, and despite torture and fear for his own fate, he himself tries to remain equally, socraticly brave. This letter will also be the last sign of him alive. Ginzburg had to pay with his life for the fight against fascism, and his life, in the service of humanism and the European ideal of civilization, is a worthy example of what Rob Riemen calls „the nobility of the spirit“.

Based on impressive conversations and stories, Riemen leads us from Socrates and Spinoza to Nietzsche, Thomas Mann and other great thinkers, while passionately and very convincingly advocating classical humanistic values, contained in encouraging the development of the human soul, in constant search for truth, courage to be wise ourselves. The book Nobility of Spirit is a small masterpiece, a handbook for intellectuals in these turbulent times, as well as an invitation to a truly unique walk through global literature. It is an indispensable book for readers in search of wisdom and answers to the great questions of today, that are actually as old as man himself.

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Rob Riemen, an essayist and cultural philosopher, the founder of the Nexus Institute, an international center dedicated to intellectual reflection and the encouragement of Western cultural and philosophical debate. He is the editor-in-chief and founder of Nexus magazine, launched in 1991. He is the author of The Nobility of Spirit. The Forgotten Ideal, translated into over twenty languages, The Eternal Return of Fascism, The School of Life and The Return of Europe. Her tears, deeds and dreams.


  • ISBN: 978-953-8075-94-0
  • Year of the edition: 2021
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Cover: paperback
  • Original title: Adel van de geest. Een vergeten ideaal
  • Original language: Dutch
  • Translation: Snježana Cimić
  • Dimensions: 120 x 200 mm

Written with great elegance, erudition and professionalism, a unique understanding of the fundamental problems, virtues and shortcomings of our time.
Ivan Klima

The Book by Rob Riemen is a miracle. Roaming the spiritual world. From Socrates to Goethe. From Spinoza to Thomas Manna. From the destruction of the Jews to September 11.
Jacques Attali

These essays are of immense value in the face of major political and cultural problems - as well as ideological disputes - of the present world.
Mario Vargas Llosa