On April 23, 2015 the University of Colorado, together with The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank (ICE), are co-hosting a discussion on the cultural challenges raised by the Islamic world’s relationship with modernity. The event includes two afternoon public lectures on campus, and an evening panel discussion off-campus at Boulder’s Integral Center. Our distinguished […]
According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans see “dysfunctional government” as the country’s biggest challenge.1 And there is wide agreement that our government has become dysfunctional as a result of hyper-partisan political polarization. While polarization has many causes, the root of the problem is found in our country’s simmering cultural values war that is enmeshed […]
This past week I was at The Esalen Center for Theory and Research on California’s legendary Big Sur coast. I came to Esalen to participate in an event I’ve been helping to plan for close to a year: The Conclave on Political Polarization. Since December 2013, The Institute for Cultural Evolution (“ICE”) has been working […]
So far ICE has been funded by generous philanthropic contributions from our friends and associates. But now that we have officially become a 501c3 nonprofit, we are ready to try raising funds for our polarization campaign through the new medium of crowdfunding. Rather than just asking for contributions, we are tying our Indiegogo project to […]
Over the last few days ICE’s partners and board members had a very productive strategic planning retreat. Carter and I, together with Elizabeth Debold, Michael Zimmerman, John Mackey and Jeff Salzman, made good progress in our thinking about ICE’s polarization campaign. Among other things, we narrowed down the conception of our “synthesis platform.” Instead of […]
The idea of forming a nonprofit think tank focused on influencing the American electorate through the insights of integral philosophy began in the summer of 2011. As I was putting the finishing touches on my last book, Evolution’s Purpose, I realized that this emerging understanding we are now calling the “evolutionary perspective” (among other labels) […]
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Hard to imagine anyone really thinks there’s nothing to conserve or that no progress need be made ever again. Combination of the two traditions seems obviously needed.
We want to highlight this short clip from @DailyEvolver’s show this morning. You won't find a better minute-long description of political tribalism and how post-progressivism is needed to break its hold on us than this:
"a needed post-progressive approach to anti-racism"
The Journal of Free Black Thought's interview with @gregthomas22 has been republished in Post-Progressive Post.
Check it out! https://twitter.com/developolitics/status/1458529329076260867
@thomaschattwill is right: this stance is reflective of a tradition. It extends back to Frederick Douglass and is a tenet of @developolitics, the Post-Progressive movement. https://twitter.com/brhodes/status/1455731644141228037
Thomas Chatterton Williams gets it. This is what a post-progressive who doesn’t know it yet looks like.