The Old World and the New World are not two regions marked reliably on maps. The Old World is wherever indigenous traditions are permitted to exist and acknowledged to have meaning. The New World is wherever such traditions are denied and a vision of human triumph is allowed to take their place. The Old World is the self-sustaining world — worldwide — to which we all owe our existence. The New World is the synthetic, self-absorbed and unsustainable one — now also worldwide — that we create.