Articles and Op-Eds

Real Clear Politics Op-Ed on Abortion Rights

Steve McIntosh

Real Clear Politics Op-Ed on Abortion Rights

By extinguishing Roe v. Wade’s constitutional abortion rights, the court has created the acute need for a national compromise

Can We Make Governing Great Again?

Carter Phipps

Can We Make Governing Great Again?

Our crisis of expertise is really a crisis of governance

Critique of the Week: David Brooks

Steve McIntosh

Critique of the Week: David Brooks

Hierarchy and its Discontents

David Storey

Hierarchy and its Discontents

Our cultural confusion over hierarchy is a kind of decoder ring for understanding the culture wars

The Politics of Pride and Shame: Integrating 1776 and 1619

Steve McIntosh

The Politics of Pride and Shame: Integrating 1776 and 1619

A culturally synthetic interpretation of history can help reconcile America’s competing moral systems

It’s the Comet, Stupid!

Carter Phipps

It’s the Comet, Stupid!

The Problem with “Don’t Look Up” and a call for climate pragmatism

Jazz, the Omni-American Ideal, and a Future Beyond Bigotry

Greg Thomas

Jazz, the Omni-American Ideal, and a Future Beyond Bigotry

Interview from the “Free Black Thought” podcast focusing on a post-progressive approach to anti-racism

Why Centrism Fails and How to Overcome Hyperpolarization

Steve McIntosh

Why Centrism Fails and How to Overcome Hyperpolarization

Contemporary political centrism is rooted in a worldview that is in the process of being superseded by the progress of history

Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart

David Storey

Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart

How and why America’s major worldviews see climate change in such different terms

USA Today Op-Ed: 'Mrs. America' shows how art can bridge our nation's cultural, partisan divisions

Steve McIntosh

USA Today Op-Ed: 'Mrs. America' shows how art can bridge our nation's cultural, partisan divisions

Real Clear Politics Op-Ed: Progressives Can Show Evangelicals They Don’t Need Trump

Steve McIntosh

Real Clear Politics Op-Ed: Progressives Can Show Evangelicals They Don’t Need Trump

We All Live in California Now

Carter Phipps

We All Live in California Now

California’s dysfunction may represent the future of urban politics in America

Towards a Post-Progressive Political Perspective

Steve McIntosh

Towards a Post-Progressive Political Perspective

Using “cultural intelligence” to integrate more gratitude into our grievances

Fifty Years of Authenticity and All We Got Was the QAnon Shaman

Carter Phipps

Fifty Years of Authenticity and All We Got Was the QAnon Shaman

When did the anthems of self-acceptance become the soundtracks of insurrection?

Progressive Inclusivity Is Not Inclusive Enough

Josh Leonard

Progressive Inclusivity Is Not Inclusive Enough

Toward an omni-inclusive post-progressive vision

Why I Am a Radical Moderate

Greg Thomas

Why I Am a Radical Moderate

In today’s polarized climate, being moderate has become a radical position

Critique of the Week: Jonathan Haidt

Steve McIntosh

Critique of the Week: Jonathan Haidt

Critique of the Week: George Packer’s Four Americas

Steve McIntosh

Critique of the Week: George Packer’s Four Americas

Critique of the Week: Ross Douthat

Steve McIntosh

Critique of the Week: Ross Douthat

Fulcrum Op-Ed: Polarization is more of a cultural problem than a political one

Steve McIntosh

Fulcrum Op-Ed: Polarization is more of a cultural problem than a political one

Who Wants to Skip the Civil War?

Carter Phipps

Who Wants to Skip the Civil War?

The ethical challenge of our time requires a more complex appreciation of different worldviews

Growing Out of America’s Divided Culture

Steve McIntosh

Growing Out of America’s Divided Culture

Keystone College lecture from 2017: text and slides

Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism

Steve McIntosh

Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism

Civic Nationalism considered from a developmental perspective, from 2017

Fostering Evolution in Islamic Culture

Steve McIntosh

Fostering Evolution in Islamic Culture

Cultural evolution is really the only viable permanent solution to radical Islamism, from 2015

Depolarizing the American Mind

Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps

Depolarizing the American Mind

2014 article proposing a “synthesis platform” designed to address the America’s political stalemate

Climate Change Campaign Plan

Steve McIntosh, Carter Phipps, Elizabeth Debold, and Michael E. Zimmerman

Climate Change Campaign Plan

2013 white paper focusing on the cultural dimensions of ameliorating climate change

Invitational Conclaves for Leaders and Luminaries

Invitational Conclaves for Leaders and Luminaries

From 2014 through 2016 the Institute for Cultural Evolution convened a series of invitational conclaves on hyperpolarization