Here’s my latest podcast with Layman Pascal wherein we discuss the idea that value itself can be understood as a form of interior energy that influences consciousness and culture. As described in chapters 5, 6 and 7 of Developmental Politics, value serves as the motivating power that attracts human interest and generates political will. Also […]
USA Today (2.6 million daily readers) published my op-ed today: ‘Mrs. America’ Shows How Art Can Bridge Our Nation’s Cultural, Partisan Divisions In the op-ed I argue that Cate Blanchett’s performance demonstrates “cultural intelligence.”
Ever since I cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter in 1980, I’ve identified politically as a progressive. And while I continue to support many progressive political goals, the political position advocated by my new book, Developmental Politics, is best characterized as post-progressive. This emerging post-progressive perspective is not “anti-progressive,” it seeks to better integrate […]
Steve McIntosh’s new video, “How to Overcome Polarization in 5-Minutes,” explains how an understanding of the dynamic behavior of “value polarities” can help ameliorate hyper-partisan political polarization. As we weather this pandemic, social solidarity is crucial. And one way to shore up our solidarity is by taking a new perspective on polarization, which this video […]
Steve McIntosh’s new book, Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself, is now shipping from Amazon. If you want to see a better version of American politics, this is the book for you. Developmental Politics provides the fresh thinking we need to transcend America’s contemporary political impasse. In connection with the […]
In this five minute video I simplify my new book: Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself. There is much more to Developmental Politics than what is covered in this brief video. But as I explain, the need to increase our collective “cultural intelligence” is a central theme of the book. […]
The Institute for Cultural Evolution’s character development exercise is the subject of Jeff Salzman’s latest Daily Evolver podcast. Here is Jeff’s description of the podcast: Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh helps us usher in the new year (and decade) with a fresh look at an ancient formula for living a happy, productive and meaningful life. In […]
In anticipation of the publication of my forthcoming book, Developmental Politics, I’ve posted 16 pages of excerpts from the book (close to 9,000 words) on this website. These excerpts include 7 pages from “Part I: Toward a Politics of Culture,” and 9 pages from “Part II: Toward a New Philosophy of Purpose and Progress.” Part […]
2020 is going to be a very significant year in American politics. And with the March 1st publication of my book, Developmental Politics: How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself, it’s going to be a very significant year for me as well. While I won’t be running for office, I will be […]
ICE Press Release, November 18, 2019: NEW ONLINE EXERCISE FOSTERS THE PERSONAL PRACTICE OF VIRTUES Think tank Promotes Character Development and Civic Virtue by Inviting People to Create a Personalized “Portrait of the Good” —a Practice Tool Delivered By Email BOULDER, COLORADO, The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank is working to overcome hyperpolarization by […]
My latest podcast explores the idea that *value itself* can be conceived of as a form of interior energy that influences consciousness and culture. Value energy motivates human interest and generates political will. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sQyGo8meJE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3FenKesBowZedhaCIV5awRkk3CJsTuyJryNev0i492jSQ4dY_2IOwVqOs
Progressivism is the most evolved form of culture that has yet to appear in the timeline of human history. But as it emerges, its pathologies are becoming more evident. Hopefully, these very pathologies can spur us to evolve further—from antithesis to a reconciling synthesis. …
USA Today (2.6 million daily readers) published my op-ed today: *'Mrs. America' Shows How Art Can Bridge Our Nation's Cultural, Partisan Divisions* In the op-ed I argue that Cate Blanchett’s performance demonstrates “cultural intelligence.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/06/06/how-art-like-mrs-america-can-help-heal-our-cultural-divide-column/3153471001/
Has progressive postmodernism emerged as a historically significant new worldview comparable to modernity and traditionalism? Social psychologists and political scientists can’t seem to see it clearly. If social science existed in 1790, would it have detected the Enlightenment?
Post-progressivism can help progressive culture mature and evolve by extending its caring & inclusive values to include the concerns and commitments of modernists and traditionalists. And progressives can thus evolve by using *cultural intelligence* to affirm our interdependence.