Michael Lind

Policy Director, Economic Growth Program
Michael Lind
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Michael Lind is co-founder of the New America Foundation, 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. At present he is 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).

Publications

Article | Jul 3, 2014 | WNYC
Article | Jun 30, 2014 | The National Interest
Article | May 5, 2014 | The Breakthrough
Article | Apr 28, 2014 | The Breakthrough
Article | Apr 22, 2014 | The National Interest
Article | Feb 3, 2014 | Public Finance International
Article | Dec 19, 2013 | The Atlantic
Article | Dec 6, 2013 | Politico Magazine
Policy Paper | Sep 10, 2013 | New America Foundation

Events

Event | Sep 19, 2014 | Washington
Event | Jul 24, 2014 | Washington
Event | May 28, 2014 | Washington
Event | Nov 12, 2013 | Washington
Event | Oct 15, 2013 | Washington
Event | Nov 13, 2012 | Washington
Event | Oct 5, 2012 | Washington
Event | May 21, 2012 | Washington
Event | May 9, 2012 | New York
Event | Sep 29, 2011 | Washington

Press

In the News Item | Sep 5, 2014 | Just Security
In the News Item | Aug 17, 2014 | C-SPAN
In the News Item | Jun 2, 2014 | C-SPAN
In the News Item | Mar 24, 2014 | Huffington Post
In the News Item | Mar 12, 2014 | The New Republic
In the News Item | Nov 17, 2013 | Northwest Public Radio
In the News Item | Nov 17, 2013 | Ideastream
In the News Item | Oct 30, 2013 | NPR

Areas of Expertise

Demographics, Economic Growth, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, Immigration, Iraq, Middle East, Political History, Political Reform, Public Infrastructure, Retirement Security