Clements Center
Clements Center

Michael Lind

Faculty Fellow
Michael Lind

Michael Lind is a professor of practice at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the author of numerous books and articles about U.S. foreign policy, politics and economics, including Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States (2012) and The American Way of Strategy (2008).  A graduate of the University of Texas Plan II liberal arts honors program, Lind has a law degree from the University of Texas Law School and a master’s degree in international elations from Yale University.  He has been Assistant to the Director of the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs at the U.S. State Department and an editor or staff writer for The National Interest, Harper’s Magazine, The New Republic and The New Yorker.  Lind is a co-founder of New America, where he was co-director of the American Strategy Program, policy director of the Next Social Contract Initiative and an ASU Future of War Fellow.  He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Democracy Journal, American Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The International Economy and The National Interest.  His most recent book is The New Class War:  Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020).