Michael Lind is Policy Director of New America’s Economic Growth Program. He is a co-founder of the New America Foundation, along with Ted Halstead and Sherle Schwenninger, and was the first New America fellow. With Ted Halstead he is co-author of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (Doubleday) and the author of the first New America Press book, Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics (New America/Basic Books, 2003). Among his other nonfiction books are The American Way of Strategy (Oxford University Press, 2006) and What Lincoln Believed (Doubleday, 2005). Mr. Lind has taught at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins and writes frequently for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Democracy Journal, and other publications. He has appeared on C-SPAN, National Public Radio, CNN, the Business News Network, the Newshour and other programs. He has a weekly column in Salon Magazine.
Mr. Lind’s first three books of political journalism and history, The Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution (Free Press, 1995), Up From Conservatism: Why the Right Is Wrong for America (Free Press, 1996), and Vietnam: The Necessary War (Free Press, 1999) were all selected as New York Times Notable Books. He has also published several volumes of fiction and poetry, including The Alamo (Houghton Mifflin, 1997), which the Los Angeles Times named as one of the Best Books of the year, and a prize-winning children’s book,Bluebonnet Girl (Henry Holt, 2004). His new book, Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, was published in 2012 by HarperCollins.