Since 2018, Muñoz Machado has been the director of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE, Spanish acronym), the international body that for more than three centuries has been responsible for providing order and meaning to the language used by a large part of the world. (Alexis Cedeño Laboy)

Sitting at a big table in a large library, a man carefully uses what he has sworn to protect, like a knight who protects a castle with his sword: language.