In our campaign to ameliorate political polarization, we have found our best leverage on this issue by working to evolve the Right and the Left independently on their own terms. This has led to our current efforts to advance a vision of both the “Future of the Right” and the “Future of the Left.” And our efforts are now beginning to get national attention. ICE’s recently completed Conclave on the Future of the Right just received press coverage in the Washington-based centrist publication, The National Journal. Check out the article (which has now been picked up by the Atlantic Magazine) entitled, Beyond the Culture Wars an Unconventional Summit on the Future of the Right.
The event was held at the Austin, Texas ranch of ICE Senior Fellow and Director John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Markets. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and was especially impressed by the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, with its majestic Live Oak trees and abundant natural springs. I made a variety of new friends and connections and was heartened to see how sincerely folks on the Right want to help our country and improve their own party. The success of ICE’s Future Right Conclave has now set the stage for a similar gathering on the Future of the Left, which we are planning for the first quarter of 2016. Stay tuned …
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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.
By eschewing the horizontal continuum of left and right, post-progressivism is charting a vertical dimension of normative growth leading to a more evolved form of politics. This strategy for ameliorating polarization works by synthesizing values from across the political spectrum
Read my new article in Areo Magazine: “Towards a Post-Progressive Political Perspective.” This 1,200 word article discusses the goals of post-progressive politics and outlines its method of “cultural intelligence.” https://areomagazine.com/2020/05/20/towards-a-post-progressive-political-perspective/