A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of Americas leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of Americas rise to become the worlds dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate. Land of Promise offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our pastwisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamiltons Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperityinsight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.
About the Author
Michael Lind is cofounder of the New America Foundation and policy director of its Economic Growth Program. Mr. Lind's first three books of political journalism and history—The Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution, Up from Conservatism: Why the Right Is Wrong for America, and Vietnam: The Necessary War—were all selected as New York Times Notable Books. With Ted Halstead, he is coauthor of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics. Mr. Lind has taught at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins, and he writes frequently for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Democracy, and other publications. He has appeared on C-SPAN, National Public Radio, CNN, the Business News Network, PBS's NewsHour, and other programs. He has a weekly column in Salon.
Praise for Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States…
The book is rich with details…among the joys of Lind’s book are small, little-known stories like the one about the Wright brothers that have clear relevance today.
-New York Times Book Review
“[An] illuminating new book…”
-David Brooks, New York Times