Book: Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
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The Takers are civilized people.
Mother Culture is a personified concept that Ishmael uses to explain how the Takers perpetually enact the story that claims man is the apex of evolution and rulers of the world. In Ishmael's construction, Mother Culture communicates this story through every cultural institution, including education, entertainment, and law.
Leavers are the hunter/gatherers.