How to Transcend America’s Culture War with Post-Progressive Cultural Intelligence

Integral political philosopher Steve McIntosh will discuss his recent book: Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself.

Developmental Politics comes from the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank, which is now pursuing an organization-wide initiative entitled “The Post-Progressive Project.” This initiative advances an inclusive new political perspective founded on “cultural intelligence,” which can help reconcile America’s stark political divide and bring peace to the culture war.

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The Post-Progressive Project seeks to build a constituency among leaders and members of the American public who are concerned about progressivism’s emerging pathologies. Post-progressivism, however, is not anti-progressive. Rather, it seeks to demonstrate what comes after progressivism, both culturally and politically.

“Cultural intelligence” is the ability to recognize the mutual interdependence of America’s three major worldviews: traditionalism, modernism, and progressivism. This comprehensive overview perspective sees how the positive values and enduring accomplishments of all three of these distinct value frames form a kind of symbiotic cultural ecosystem wherein each worldview has an ongoing role to play. Cultural intelligence provides the ability to integrate and harmonize these three distinct sets of values.

Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh, J.D., is president of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank. He is author of the recent book: Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself (Paragon House 2020), as well as three previous books on integral philosophy. McIntosh is also coauthor of the new book: Conscious Leadership—Elevating Humanity Through Business, with John Mackey and Carter Phipps. Before becoming a writer and social entrepreneur, he had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, and practicing law with one of America’s largest firms. His innovative political thinking has been featured on NPR, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Real Clear Politics, The Hill, and in a wide variety of other media. McIntosh is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, and the University of Southern California Business School. He grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two sons. For more of his work, visit:
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