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A Post-Truth World: Politics, Polarization, and a Vision for Transcending the Chaos (Paperback)

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A piercing examination of our current social and political situation through the lens of Integral Theory—by the framework’s founder, cutting-edge philosopher Ken Wilber.

Our overwhelmingly divisive socio-political climate is among the greatest challenges of our time. Not only in America but also internationally, it seems that almost every issue raises incredibly vocal oppositional views. Not least of all, the arising of vast networks of disinformation is a testament to our deepening rifts. With so much hostility, antagonism, cynicism, and discord, how can we mend the ruptures in our society?

Acclaimed philosopher Ken Wilber examines our polarization through the lens of Integral Theory to show what led to these fractures, both in America and around the world—as well as what is needed for humanity to move forward. In his provocative analysis, he explores how the arising of support for antagonistic authoritarians represents a backlash against the failure of those at the leading edge of consciousness (postmodernism and pluralism) to acknowledge the challenges that persist amidst our imagined progress: that, to date, society has been not proven to be equal, and liberty and justice have not been consistent for all. But a new Integral force is emerging that can move beyond the narcissism, nihilism, and cynicism to offer genuine leadership and move us all toward greater wholeness. All of us can be part of the movement, and here Ken Wilber shows us how.

About the Author


KEN WILBER is one of the most widely read and influential American philosophers of our time and an internationally acknowledged leader and preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is the founder of Integral Institute and the cofounder of Integral Life. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Religion of Tomorrow, A Brief History of Everything, A Theory of Everything, Integral Spirituality, No Boundary, Grace and Grit, and Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, and his writings have been translated into over twenty languages. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Praise For…


“Ken Wilber examines Donald Trump’s election and provides a brilliant Big Picture explanation that is unique in its breadth, depth, and analysis of deeper cultural dynamics that others have overlooked but that we all need to now recognize.”
Roger Walsh, MD, PhD, University of California
Product Details
ISBN: 9781645473558
ISBN-10: 1645473554
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2024
Pages: 184
Language: English
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