The anti-Zhodani slant of the library data does not bear objective consideration.
In fact, in quite a few respects, Zhodani society is somewhat superior
to that of other human cultures.
For example, one of the foremost values of the Zhodani society is the basic
honesty that pervades everything there. Trust is an implicit assumption.
Locks are extremely rare, and when locks are used, they are more likely
to be safety devices to protect children than bars against theft. Walls
protect individuals and items from the elements rather than from intruders.
Laws deal more with appropriate action than with crimes.
Zhodani society also helps direct individuals to the most productive and
satisfying pursuits available to them. Psionically based techniques
are available to help each person understand his or her needs and motivations,
and place each individual where his or her ability and aptitude can contribute
most to personal well-being, as well as to the community as a whole.