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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: 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: 18 Jun 21

In this episode, I point out a heartening trend among cultural commentators: an increasing recognition that people, particularly people fighting a culture war, not only think different things, they think differently. A key teaching of integral theory is that human consciousness and culture evolve through stages of development. Each stage has its own receptors, processors and algorithms, and each reveals a different “worldspace” which their subjects occupy. When conflicts arise among people of different worldspaces, there is limited common ground and deep divisions remain that are immune to influence. Philosopher Robert Fogelin refers to this divide as “deep disagreement” where …

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In this episode, I point out a heartening trend among cultural commentators: an increasing recognition that people, particularly people fighting a culture war, not only think different things, they think differently. A key teaching of integral theory is that human consciousness and culture evolve through stages of development. Each stage has its own receptors, processors and algorithms, and each reveals …

Triggered by Deep Disagreement – … and how “integral pluralism” breaks the deadlock Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Jun 21

In this episode, I point out a heartening trend among cultural commentators: an increasing recognition that people, particularly people fighting a culture war, not only think different things, they think differently. A key teaching of integral theory is that human consciousness and culture evolve through stages of development. Each stage has its own receptors, processors and algorithms, and each reveals a different “worldspace” which their subjects occupy. When conflicts arise among people of different worldspaces, there is limited common ground and deep divisions remain that are immune to influence. Philosopher Robert Fogelin refers to this divide as “deep disagreement” where …

Triggered by Deep Disagreement – … and how “integral pluralism” breaks the deadlock Read More »

In this episode, I point out a heartening trend among cultural commentators: an increasing recognition that people, particularly people fighting a culture war, not only think different things, they think differently. A key teaching of integral theory is that human consciousness and culture evolve through stages of development. Each stage has its own receptors, processors and algorithms, and each reveals …

Triggered by Deep Disagreement – … and how “integral pluralism” breaks the deadlock Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 May 21

Today on Post-Progressive Inquiries I explore the contours of the next stage of human development with psychiatrist and futurist Charles M. Johnston. Charles has just released two new books exploring an emerging way of thinking that he calls the “integrative meta-perspective”. As Charles explains, “Our work today is to bring big-picture, long-term perspectives to the human condition. While these kinds of insights can initially stretch people’s understanding, with time, most people find them seeming like common sense. What is new is that this is a degree of common sense that before now we could not have fully grasped — or …

Mapping the Emerging “Integrative Meta-Perspective” – with psychiatrist and futurist Charles M. Johnston M.D. Read More »

Today on Post-Progressive Inquiries I explore the contours of the next stage of human development with psychiatrist and futurist Charles M. Johnston. Charles has just released two new books exploring an emerging way of thinking that he calls the “integrative meta-perspective”. As Charles explains, “Our work today is to bring big-picture, long-term perspectives to the human condition. While these kinds …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 May 21

Today on Post-Progressive Inquiries I explore the contours of the next stage of human development with psychiatrist and futurist Charles M. Johnston. Charles has just released two new books exploring an emerging way of thinking that he calls the “integrative meta-perspective”. As Charles explains, “Our work today is to bring big-picture, long-term perspectives to the human condition. While these kinds of insights can initially stretch people’s understanding, with time, most people find them seeming like common sense. What is new is that this is a degree of common sense that before now we could not have fully grasped — or …

Mapping the Emerging “Integrative Meta-Perspective” – with psychiatrist and futurist Charles M. Johnston M.D. Read More »

Today on Post-Progressive Inquiries I explore the contours of the next stage of human development with psychiatrist and futurist Charles M. Johnston. Charles has just released two new books exploring an emerging way of thinking that he calls the “integrative meta-perspective”. As Charles explains, “Our work today is to bring big-picture, long-term perspectives to the human condition. While these kinds …

Mapping the Emerging “Integrative Meta-Perspective” – with psychiatrist and futurist Charles M. Johnston M.D. Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 May 21

In this episode, I look deeper into the Integral project of ”worldview diversity,” where we seek to befriend, appreciate, and be influenced by people and cultures who inhabit different world-spaces (altitudes of development). Topics I hit on: Alexei Navalny’s heroic, near-death fight for modern values in Russia. “Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.” Pew research on how Eastern and Western Europeans respond to that statement. How “mean modernity“ blinds us to the deep identity and fulfillment found in healthy traditionalism. Practicing to deepen multi-perspectivalism with individuals and cultures. Plus, I welcome Integral teacher and …

More on Post-Progressive Diversity – … plus Lee Mason on Integral Flourishing Read More »

In this episode, I look deeper into the Integral project of ”worldview diversity,” where we seek to befriend, appreciate, and be influenced by people and cultures who inhabit different world-spaces (altitudes of development). Topics I hit on: Alexei Navalny’s heroic, near-death fight for modern values in Russia. “Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.” Pew …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 May 21

In this episode, I look deeper into the Integral project of ”worldview diversity,” where we seek to befriend, appreciate, and be influenced by people and cultures who inhabit different world-spaces (altitudes of development). Topics I hit on: Alexei Navalny’s heroic, near-death fight for modern values in Russia. “Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.” Pew research on how Eastern and Western Europeans respond to that statement. How “mean modernity“ blinds us to the deep identity and fulfillment found in healthy traditionalism. Practicing to deepen multi-perspectivalism with individuals and cultures. Plus, I welcome Integral teacher and …

More on Post-Progressive Diversity – … plus Lee Mason on Integral Flourishing Read More »

In this episode, I look deeper into the Integral project of ”worldview diversity,” where we seek to befriend, appreciate, and be influenced by people and cultures who inhabit different world-spaces (altitudes of development). Topics I hit on: Alexei Navalny’s heroic, near-death fight for modern values in Russia. “Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.” Pew …

More on Post-Progressive Diversity – … plus Lee Mason on Integral Flourishing Read More »


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

Hello Friends, I will be a panel member at the upcoming online Integral European Conference along with many other great presenters, practice groups and discussions. Hope you will join! When: Sunday, May 23rd, 4:00 CEST / 8am PDT / 11am EDT /  1am AEST  | Duration: 1 hour In this panel discussion Steve McIntosh, John Bunzl and Jeff Salzman will look at the evolutionary causes, manifestations and possible solutions to the culture wars of our time. They will tackle questions such as: How might integral theory interpret political polarization Is it an inevitable clash of developmental worldviews How do we …

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Hello Friends, I will be a panel member at the upcoming online Integral European Conference along with many other great presenters, practice groups and discussions. Hope you will join! When: Sunday, May 23rd, 4:00 CEST / 8am PDT / 11am EDT /  1am AEST  | Duration: 1 hour In this panel discussion Steve McIntosh, John Bunzl and Jeff Salzman will …

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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 …

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


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