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Developmental Politics


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Steve McIntosh, J.D. is president of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank, which focuses on the cultural roots of America's political problems. He has authored three previous books on integral philosophy: The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness (Quest Books, 2015), Evolution's Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins (Select Books, 2012), and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution (Paragon House, 2007). McIntosh is also coauthor, with John Mackey and Carter Phipps, of the forthcoming book: Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business (Penguin/Portfolio, 2020).

Before becoming a writer and social entrepreneur, McIntosh 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, The Daily Beast, The National Journal, and in a wide variety of other media. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, and the University of Southern California Business School. McIntosh grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two sons. For more on his work visit: stevemcintosh.com.


"Developmental Politics is essential reading for those who are concerned about the dysfunctional condition of America's democracy. ..."
-- John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Markets, and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism

"Is there a world beyond polarization! Indeed there is. In this inspired and brilliant work Steve McIntosh presents a richly conceived integral agenda and evolutionary strategy for the development of culture and consciousness."
-- Jean Houston, Ph.D., Chancellor of Meridian University and author of many books on human development

"Steve McIntosh is an incredibly deep and clear thinker ... This book is just what we need at this troubled time in history."
-- Tony Schwartz, bestselling author and CEO of The Energy Project

"If I could prescribe one book for every Democrat or Progressive candidate and campaign to read (ASAP!) ... it would be Steve McIntosh's Developmental Politics. It's brilliant, well-written, and, I believe, just what the doctor ordered for our ailing body politic."
-- Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration

"McIntosh persuasively argues that an enlarged understanding of cultural evolution can help us reclaim our collective aspirations for social progress. This important study is a must read!"
-- Michael E. Zimmerman, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder

"This is the right book for what's next in our politics, both nationally and personally. I found McIntosh's description of the practice of values integration to be instantly indispensable."
-- Jeff Salzman, Host of the Daily Evolver Podcast

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