Michael Lind

Michael Lind is co-founder of New America, along with Walter Mead, Sherle Schwenninger, and Ted Halstead. Lind became New America’s first fellow in 1999. With Ted Halstead, he wrote New America’s manifesto, The Radical Center (2001). He wrote the first book published under the New America imprint with Basic Books, Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics (2003). With Sherle Schwenninger, Lind co-founded the American Strategy program, named after Lind’s book The American Way of Strategy (2006) and later directed by Steve Clemons. Most recently, he was policy director of the Economic Growth program, which he founded along with Sherle Schwenninger. A graduate of the University of Texas and Yale, Lind has taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins and has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New Republic and The National Interest. Lind is a columnist for Salon and writes frequently for The New York Times and The Financial Times. He is the author of numerous books of history, political journalism, fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. His most recent book is Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States (2012).

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ECONOMIC GROWTH and POLITICAL REFORM
What’s the Biggest Test Trump Will Face in 2017?

Michael Lind discusses Trump's biggest test in 2017 with Politico


POLITICAL REFORM
The GOP’s Future Is as the Party of Industry

Michael Lind wrote for the National Review about how Republicans have a rare chance to reshape American politics.


FELLOWS
'Who's In Your Wallet? Hamilton, Jackson, Tubman and the Presidential Election'

NEW AMERICA NYC
The Populist Explosion

Populism is making a bold comeback. Over the next year the "people's movement" will play a decisive role in elections at home and abroad.


ECONOMIC GROWTH and NEW AMERICA NYC
The Populist Explosion

A new book by John B. Judis warns that populism is making a bold, modern comeback.


NEXT SOCIAL CONTRACT and NEW AMERICA
Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job?

Michael Lind wrote for the New York Times about good lives and good jobs.


Why We Need Universal Mobility Accounts

Michael Lind explains why it's time we finally introduce a universal tax benefit to increase access to cars for low-income commuters.


POLITICAL REFORM
How to Fix America's Identity Crisis

Michael Lind wrote for Politico about how to fix the American identity crisis through diversity and hybridity.


NEW AMERICA
The Human City

Around the globe, most new urban development has adhered to similar tenets: tall structures, small units, and high density.


ECONOMIC GROWTH
Why The New Hampshire Primary Was A Victory For Populism

Michael Lind was cited in the Huffington Post about populism and the New Hampshire primary.


ECONOMIC GROWTH and NEW AMERICA
Is it time to abolish the social sciences?

There is a crisis in many corners of the social sciences: academics struggling to replicate research results. Michael Lind is a fellow at th


ECONOMIC GROWTH and NEW AMERICA
Nativism And Economic Anxiety Fuel Trump's Populist Appeal

As Michael Lind of the New America Foundation points out, the populist world view sees a division not between rich and poor but between prod