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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 …

Progress Denialism: Getting us Nowhere Read More »


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 …

Progress Denialism: Getting us Nowhere Read More »

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 …

Progress Denialism: Getting us Nowhere Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Nov 20

Very good podcast Jeff. Puts a lot of calm into a very chaotic time. – Nils Montan The day before this week’s US presidential election one of my favorite public intellectuals, Sam Harris, released a podcast where he announced a breakthrough in his understanding of what had heretofore been a mystery: the appeal of Donald Trump to his followers. His revelation: Trump offers what no priest can credibly offer: a total expiation of shame. His personal shamelessness is a kind of spiritual balm. Trump is fat Jesus. He’s grab-them-by-the-pussy Jesus. He’s I’ll-eat- cheeseburgers-if-I-want-to Jesus. He’s punch-them-in-the-face Jesus.  How painfully partial …

How Sam Harris Misreads the Right – And reveals a blind spot of “mean modernism” Read More »

Very good podcast Jeff. Puts a lot of calm into a very chaotic time. – Nils Montan The day before this week’s US presidential election one of my favorite public intellectuals, Sam Harris, released a podcast where he announced a breakthrough in his understanding of what had heretofore been a mystery: the appeal of Donald Trump to his followers. His …

How Sam Harris Misreads the Right – And reveals a blind spot of “mean modernism” Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Nov 20

The day before this week’s US presidential election one of my favorite public intellectuals, Sam Harris, released a podcast where he announced a breakthrough in his understanding of what had heretofore been a mystery: the appeal of Donald Trump to his followers. His revelation: Trump offers what no priest can credibly offer: a total expiation of shame. His personal shamelessness is a kind of spiritual balm. Trump is fat Jesus. He’s grab-them-by-the-pussy Jesus. He’s I’ll-eat- cheeseburgers-if-I-want-to Jesus. He’s punch-them-in-the-face Jesus.  How painfully partial and depressing is Harris’s denigration of the 30% of the population who love Trump, and the 47% …

How Sam Harris Misreads the Right – And reveals a blind spot of “mean modernism” Read More »

The day before this week’s US presidential election one of my favorite public intellectuals, Sam Harris, released a podcast where he announced a breakthrough in his understanding of what had heretofore been a mystery: the appeal of Donald Trump to his followers. His revelation: Trump offers what no priest can credibly offer: a total expiation of shame. His personal shamelessness …

How Sam Harris Misreads the Right – And reveals a blind spot of “mean modernism” Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Oct 20

Wow a great stimulating conversation. – Mary Linda Landauer These two guests were particularly interesting. a fascinating discussion. – Dave Cardano A couple weeks ago I received an email from my old pal Jason Lange with the question: “What’s your pulse on all the ‘conspirituality’ out there?” I’d never heard the term “conspirituality”, but I understood what he meant when he described “the weird convergence I’m seeing of ‘spiritual’ friends going hard right, Trump, even QAnon.” What an interesting phenomenon! I’ve seen some of it myself, even in the integral world. Is it a reaction against the recent eruptions of …

When the Left Goes Right – Conspiracies and Trump-love among spiritual progressives. Guests: Jason Lange and Nomali Perera Read More »

Wow a great stimulating conversation. – Mary Linda Landauer These two guests were particularly interesting. a fascinating discussion. – Dave Cardano A couple weeks ago I received an email from my old pal Jason Lange with the question: “What’s your pulse on all the ‘conspirituality’ out there?” I’d never heard the term “conspirituality”, but I understood what he meant when …

When the Left Goes Right – Conspiracies and Trump-love among spiritual progressives. Guests: Jason Lange and Nomali Perera Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Oct 20

A couple weeks ago I received an email from my old pal Jason Lange with the question: “What’s your pulse on all the ‘conspirituality’ out there?” I’d never heard the term “conspirituality”, but I understood what he meant when he described “the weird convergence I’m seeing of ‘spiritual’ friends going hard right, Trump, even QAnon.” What an interesting phenomenon! I’ve seen some of it myself, even in the integral world. Is it a reaction against the recent eruptions of mean green? An evolutionary regression brought on by stressful life conditions? Or perhaps a strange integration, as is the way of …

When the Left Goes Right – Conspiracies and Trump-love among spiritual progressives. Guests: Jason Lange and Nomali Perera Read More »

A couple weeks ago I received an email from my old pal Jason Lange with the question: “What’s your pulse on all the ‘conspirituality’ out there?” I’d never heard the term “conspirituality”, but I understood what he meant when he described “the weird convergence I’m seeing of ‘spiritual’ friends going hard right, Trump, even QAnon.” What an interesting phenomenon! I’ve …

When the Left Goes Right – Conspiracies and Trump-love among spiritual progressives. Guests: Jason Lange and Nomali Perera Read More »


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