Michael Lind is the New America Foundation's Policy Director for the Economic Growth Program. He is a co-founder of New America and became its first fellow in 1999. He wrote New America’s manifesto, The Radical Center (2001), with Ted Halstead. He also 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). Lind co-founded the American Strategy Program, named after Lind’s book The American Way of Strategy (2006).
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). He has published several magazine pieces about electoral reform, ranging from this August 1992 piece for the Atlantic to this July 2014 piece for Salon.