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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Jul 21

Bill Maher kicked off a cultural meme a few weeks ago with a segment on his popular show Real Time where he skewered the cultural left for progressophobia, which he defined as “situational blindness, except what you can’t see is that your dorm room in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War.” In this episode, I map the idea of progress in our culture. Maher’s comments were widely praised in the mainstream media, from Morning Joe Scarborough on MSNBC (center left) to Peggy Noonan at the Wall Street Journal (center right). Together these represent the modern worldview …

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Bill Maher kicked off a cultural meme a few weeks ago with a segment on his popular show Real Time where he skewered the cultural left for progressophobia, which he defined as “situational blindness, except what you can’t see is that your dorm room in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War.” In this episode, I map …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Apr 21

This week I explore an essay published in Israel’s newspaper Haaretz that The New York Times said “shook the Israeli left like an ideological bunker-busting bomb.” In it, Nissim Mizrachi, former head of the department of sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University, describes what he calls the blind spot of liberals, who, he says, “do not see themselves as ‘classifiable’ from the outside.” “I think the most blatant phenomenon in world politics today is the resounding defeat of the liberal vision,” Mizrachi says. “It’s a double breakdown: one involving the government, in the sense of the left’s inability to …

Post-Progressive Diversity – Integral Consciousness Busts Ideological Bunkers Read More »

This week I explore an essay published in Israel’s newspaper Haaretz that The New York Times said “shook the Israeli left like an ideological bunker-busting bomb.” In it, Nissim Mizrachi, former head of the department of sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University, describes what he calls the blind spot of liberals, who, he says, “do not see themselves as …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Mar 21

Good rationality demystifies the world and bad rationality disenchants it. This week I look at two examples of the casual blindness of mainstream culture to all things divine. 05:44 – Amy Dickenson, writer of the popular advice column “Ask Amy” counsels a woman who is offended that her sick husband’s caregiver offered to pray with him. 17:49 – In the essay, “My Generation Isn’t Suffering Enough,” a wise young writer looks at Gen Z (under 25 years old), and asks why they are so hopeless and sad. Along the way, I look at how a divine Other can be brought …

The Maladies of Mean Modernity – Anxiety and depression ravage a world of plenty Read More »

Good rationality demystifies the world and bad rationality disenchants it. This week I look at two examples of the casual blindness of mainstream culture to all things divine. 05:44 – Amy Dickenson, writer of the popular advice column “Ask Amy” counsels a woman who is offended that her sick husband’s caregiver offered to pray with him. 17:49 – In the …

The Maladies of Mean Modernity – Anxiety and depression ravage a world of plenty Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Mar 21

Hello friends, I received some kind words from my dear friends and guests of the Daily Evolver as February 26th of 2021 marked a decade of podcasting! Thank you to all of you who have been joining me through the years, inspiring me, teaching me and challenging me. I hope you’ll stick around for more to come! Jeff     Dearest Jeff, Well, my dear friend, I wanted to thank you for beautifully delivering 10 years of Daily Evolver, which has been a terrific conveyor of Integral material for a decade. I’ve always been so glad that you were doing …

Ten Years of the Daily Evolver! – Kind words from a few dear friends and influencers Read More »

Hello friends, I received some kind words from my dear friends and guests of the Daily Evolver as February 26th of 2021 marked a decade of podcasting! Thank you to all of you who have been joining me through the years, inspiring me, teaching me and challenging me. I hope you’ll stick around for more to come! Jeff     …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Jan 21

Inspiring+++ Worth sharing! I shared to a Greta Thunberg Facebook group. – Pierre Hamel Very inspiring! Hopeful! Refreshing integral worldview in action. – Pat Veenema This is so inspiring and hopeful. I was imagining that Jeff and Steve may have felt like proud parents! These young people “get it.” – Mary Reese Folger In this episode, Steve McIntosh and I visit with two young leaders, Gary Sheng and Zoë Jenkins, who are activating higher consciousness in Generation Z through their organization Civics Unplugged.  Civics Unplugged is a community of Gen Z leaders committed to strengthening democracy through civic entrepreneurship in …

Gen Z at Second Tier – Guests: Gary Sheng and Zoë Jenkins of Civics Unplugged Read More »

Inspiring+++ Worth sharing! I shared to a Greta Thunberg Facebook group. – Pierre Hamel Very inspiring! Hopeful! Refreshing integral worldview in action. – Pat Veenema This is so inspiring and hopeful. I was imagining that Jeff and Steve may have felt like proud parents! These young people “get it.” – Mary Reese Folger In this episode, Steve McIntosh and I …

Gen Z at Second Tier – Guests: Gary Sheng and Zoë Jenkins of Civics Unplugged Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 31 Dec 20

Excellent nuanced conversation. – Daniel Schulman Never heard anybody articulate so beautifully the differences between integral self and holistic self; although hearing explained so succinctly, it felt like home. Like many kensho moments when it opens us to a deeper understanding that we can never close again. Thank you. Yellow is still trying to understand and let go, teal accepts. – Steven Webb Great conversation in the transition from one tier to the next. The clear appreciation of the seminal work of Clare Graves, Don Beck and Chris Cowan is wonderful. Thanks to Jeff Salzman and  Nomali Perera. 1:09: 26, …

The Light and Shadow of Integral Consciousness – Guest: Nomali Perera, Integral Coach, Facilitator, Trainer Read More »

Excellent nuanced conversation. – Daniel Schulman Never heard anybody articulate so beautifully the differences between integral self and holistic self; although hearing explained so succinctly, it felt like home. Like many kensho moments when it opens us to a deeper understanding that we can never close again. Thank you. Yellow is still trying to understand and let go, teal accepts. …

The Light and Shadow of Integral Consciousness – Guest: Nomali Perera, Integral Coach, Facilitator, Trainer Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Aug 20

“Claire and I listened to Jeff’s latest podcast on Sunday and it was a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended if you’re upset by the current culture wars. (if you’re not, are you still alive?) Yes, Jeff uses some integral jargon from time to time but I think anyone will appreciate his view from 10,000 feet.” – Bill Epperly, PhD, of Integral Awakenings Every stage of human development is experienced by its subjects as an awakening into a new world. Traditional religious believers (amber/blue meme) “wake up” to the reality of a transcendent God or Nirvana. Modern rationalists (orange meme) …

What’s So Good About WOKE? – Culture is getting greener and sometimes meaner Read More »

“Claire and I listened to Jeff’s latest podcast on Sunday and it was a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended if you’re upset by the current culture wars. (if you’re not, are you still alive?) Yes, Jeff uses some integral jargon from time to time but I think anyone will appreciate his view from 10,000 feet.” – Bill Epperly, PhD, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Aug 20

In today’s episode I recount my own evolution through the spiral of development and share how the integral vision has illuminated my world(s). I was approached for this interview by two dear friends: Nomali Perera, with whom I’ve worked on many integral projects since 2004, and Lee Mason, whom I’ve come to know more recently. Nomali and Lee are both coaches, facilitators and teachers in the integral arena, and have teamed up to create a series of offerings called Practical Integral. In addition to this interview, they asked me to join them in producing short introductory videos on each of …

My Spiral Unfolding So Far – Jeff Salzman with Nomali Perera and Lee Mason of Practical Integral Read More »

In today’s episode I recount my own evolution through the spiral of development and share how the integral vision has illuminated my world(s). I was approached for this interview by two dear friends: Nomali Perera, with whom I’ve worked on many integral projects since 2004, and Lee Mason, whom I’ve come to know more recently. Nomali and Lee are both …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Jun 20

The videotaped murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police and the subsequent two weeks of demonstrations has galvanized the nation. In part 1 of this episode (00:10), I look at the evolutionary potency of the events of the last two weeks, which have brought into searing clarity the realization that a part of the American family has been grievously discounted and mistreated. And that we as a country passionately desire to set things right. I describe a resulting turn of the “spiral of development” regarding race, with red behaviors becoming more constrained, traditionalists becoming more professional, …

Toward a Post-Progressive View of Race Relations – Part 1: How George Floyd’s murder is growing-up AmericaPart 2: Reading Ibram X. Kendi and Thomas Sowell Read More »

The videotaped murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police and the subsequent two weeks of demonstrations has galvanized the nation. In part 1 of this episode (00:10), I look at the evolutionary potency of the events of the last two weeks, which have brought into searing clarity the realization that a part of the American family …

Toward a Post-Progressive View of Race Relations – Part 1: How George Floyd’s murder is growing-up AmericaPart 2: Reading Ibram X. Kendi and Thomas Sowell Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 May 20

It’s subtle but some of you have noticed: I’ve changed the tagline of the Daily Evolver to “A post-progressive look at politics and culture”. It used to read “Integral insights into politics and culture”, which still describes what I attempt to do in this podcast: to point out what I see as the emerging edges of human and cultural evolution, and to foster new habits of thinking for people who wish to embrace multiple worldviews. So when my pal, neighbor and integral philosopher Steve McIntosh, used the term post-progressive in one of our evening hangouts, my integral chimes rang. Steve …

The Emergence of Post-Progressive Political Thought – A conversation with Steve McIntosh Read More »

It’s subtle but some of you have noticed: I’ve changed the tagline of the Daily Evolver to “A post-progressive look at politics and culture”. It used to read “Integral insights into politics and culture”, which still describes what I attempt to do in this podcast: to point out what I see as the emerging edges of human and cultural evolution, …

The Emergence of Post-Progressive Political Thought – A conversation with Steve McIntosh Read More »


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