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Ralph Metzner

Ralph Metzner is a family psychotherapist and professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He lives in Sonoma, California.

— From December 1995
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The True, Original First World

We have got it backward in our conventional worldview. The world of indigenous peoples, like the Lacandones, is the real First World, because it has been here the longest; it was here first. The so-called First World of the industrialized North is first only in capital accumulation and military force.

December 1995
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