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Steve McIntosh

Bringing an Integral Perspective to the White House


Imagine that it’s November 5, 2008, the day after the Presidential election. The President-elect calls you into the Oval Office, invites you to sit down, and asks: “In your opinion, what is the single most important issue for me to focus on in the next four years, and why?”

In this week’s WIE Unbound interview, we asked one of our favorite political minds, integral philosopher Steve McIntosh, what he would say. In true integral fashion, McIntosh explains that the most useful tool any politician or government official could bring to the table would be an understanding of the dynamics of consciousness and culture that are at play below the surface of every issue they will face. But he doesn’t stop there. He goes on to describe in detail how the President could apply an integral perspective to what McIntosh thinks are the two most pressing challenges that we’re faced with today—renewable energy and international relations.

McIntosh is not alone in viewing these two hot-button issues as critical for our next President to address, but his integral approach to solving them is something you won’t likely find on CNN or in the New York Times.

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