Books by Michael Lind

Michael Lind is the best-selling author of a number of books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, including The Next American Nation (1995) and Hamilton’s Republic: Readings in American Democratic Nationalism (1997). A former editor or writer for Harper’s

Released: April 17, 2012

"Timely, big-picture analysis that supplies vital context to our current economic and political moment."
The director of the New America Foundation's Economic Growth Program charts the technological innovations and the political response to those changes that have marked our economic history. Read full book review >
Released: May 17, 2005

"A man with Lincoln's beliefs could never win a presidential election today, but as portrayed in these pages he could very well get shot."
Honest Abe was a white supremacist, a trade protectionist, a pro-industrialist—in short, a Henry Clay Whig whose greatest contribution to history was his insistence that the experiment in American freedom had relevance for the rest of the planet. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2003

"A pleasant introduction to a popular legend. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Those interested in regional folklore and flowers will find this retelling by first-time author Lind to be of special interest; all readers will find it to be a satisfying story of the origin of the Texas bluebonnet. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Long in vision, admirable in scope, vacuous in application."
A fast-paced, shotgun-style cornucopia of public-policy innovations intended to offer a cohesive agenda for revitalizing American politics, economy, and civil society. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Much sound and fury signifying little more than a reprise of John Foster Dulles-like Cold War thinking."
A single-minded interpretation of the Vietnam War based on the author's conviction that the conflict's overriding issue was a Moscow-directed international communist conspiracy. Read full book review >
POWERTOWN by Michael Lind
Released: Sept. 26, 1996

"By Lind's not very gracefully rendered account, Washington is a town lacking pity, depth—or interest. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A torpid, episodic novel set in Washington, D.C., by first- timer Lind (The Next American Nation, 1995), a neocon top player and former editor at The New Republic. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"Amid the usual gaffe-and-gotcha campaign journalism (which TNR itself has sometimes been guilty of), a bracing reminder of the enduring issues."
Joining a mighty stream of political titles appearing between now and Election Day, these 43 typically trenchant essays from the high-buzz Washington journal delight in tweaking conservative noses—and liberal ones, too. Read full book review >
Released: July 4, 1995

"Still, an intelligent albeit unfocused foray, far richer—and much worthier of serious consideration—than the usual polemic."
Neoconservative gadfly Lind bites fiercely at right and left- -and just about every American institution in between. Read full book review >