Articles and Op-Eds
Honoring Both Indigenous and European Traditions
Both kinds of traditional knowledge can be respected and safely included by using a liberal approach.
Does Human Nature Evolve?
What does it mean, in general terms, to be human?
Considering Deracialization: A Response to Glenn Loury
We can disentangle ourselves from this gordian knot of racialization
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?
Our crisis of expertise is really a crisis of governance
Critique of the Week: David Brooks
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
A culturally synthetic interpretation of history can help reconcile America’s competing moral systems
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
Interview from the “Free Black Thought” podcast focusing on a post-progressive approach to anti-racism
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Contemporary political centrism is rooted in a worldview that is in the process of being superseded by the progress of history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
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
Real Clear Politics Op-Ed: Progressives Can Show Evangelicals They Don’t Need Trump
We All Live in California Now
California’s dysfunction may represent the future of urban politics in America
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
When did the anthems of self-acceptance become the soundtracks of insurrection?
Progressive Inclusivity Is Not Inclusive Enough
Toward an omni-inclusive post-progressive vision
Why I Am a Radical Moderate
In today’s polarized climate, being moderate has become a radical position
Critique of the Week: Jonathan Haidt
Critique of the Week: George Packer’s Four Americas
Critique of the Week: Ross Douthat
Fulcrum Op-Ed: Polarization is more of a cultural problem than a political one
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
Keystone College lecture from 2017: text and slides
Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism
Civic Nationalism considered from a developmental perspective, from 2017
Fostering Evolution in Islamic Culture
Cultural evolution is really the only viable permanent solution to radical Islamism, from 2015
Depolarizing the American Mind
2014 article proposing a “synthesis platform” designed to address the America’s political stalemate
Climate Change Campaign Plan
2013 white paper focusing on the cultural dimensions of ameliorating climate change
Invitational Conclaves for Leaders and Luminaries
From 2014 through 2016 the Institute for Cultural Evolution convened a series of invitational conclaves on hyperpolarization