In section 1.6 of the soft-cover edition, Ishmael says to his pupil: “You’re captives of a civilizational system that more or less compels you to go on destroying the world in order to live.” This civilizational system (examined in greater detail in Beyond Civilization) is the prison that must be destroyed if we hope to survive as a species.

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updated: 14 Jul 2003