Those familiar with the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution know that we are working to help evolve both the left and the right side of politics. In furtherance of these efforts, today the mainstream media outlet The Daily Beast published my op-ed on ‘a more evolved right.’ Even though I remain on the left, as an integralist, I want to help both sides to evolve. And as I say in the op-ed: “There will always be some version of the right in American politics, so even liberals have a stake in the right’s positive evolution.”
My original title was: “Making the Most of this Historical Moment by Envisioning a New Center-Right Coalition.” But the Daily Beast editors changed the title to: “After Trump Loses, We Can Build a Sane Republican Party.”
This short op-ed was designed to magnify the impact of ICE’s recent conclave on the future of the right. But now I’m now writing a longer article on the substance of what emerged during our discussions. This longer piece will hopefully be finished by next week.
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Polarity #4 is MERCY & JUSTICE. Mercy for the individual becomes unjust without concern for the good of the whole. And to be truly virtuous, justice must be balanced with care for each person.
Polarity #3 is COMPETITION & COOPERATION. One without the other can become problematic. But when both of these are brought together in a mutually correcting relationship that provides for both *challenge and support,* the value-creating potential of each side is maximized.
Polarity #2 is REAL & IDEAL. Each pole needs the other. Realism alone can lead to a cynical acceptance of a dysfunctional status quo. And unrealistic idealism can result in ineffectual wishful thinking. But through mutual co-correction they can fortify our power to improve things
In this new article by Carter Phipps, he asks where 50 years of "I'll do me and you do you" has gotten us.
This tweet is the first in a series of our favorite positive-positive interdependent polarities: LIBERTY & EQUALITY. These two values need each other to maximize their value creating capacity. Through a dynamic relationship of challenge and support, each pole trues-up the other.