The Foundation

Excerpt from Isaac Asimov's Foundations's Edge :

"We call it 'globocentricism' in anthropology. People have a tendency to take it for granted that they are better than their neighbours; that their culture is older and superior to that of other worlds; that what is good in other worlds has been borrowed from them, while what is bad is distorted or perverted in the borrowing or invented elsewhere. And the tendency is to equate superiority in quality with superiority in duration."