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Lind, Michael 1962-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 165 publications in 3 languages and 12,493 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Folklore  Poetry  Political fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DS558, 959.7043373
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Most widely held works about Michael Lind
 
Most widely held works by Michael Lind
Vietnam, the necessary war : a reinterpretation of America's most disastrous military conflict by Michael Lind( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this reinterpretation of America's most disastrous and controversial war, Michael Lind demolishes the state orthodoxies of the left and the right and puts the Vietnam War in its proper context - as part of the global conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The Cold War, he argues, was actually the third world war of the twentieth century, and the proxy wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan were its major campaigns." "Lind offers a provocative reassessment of why the United States failed in Vietnam despite the high stakes. The ultimate responsibility for defeat lies not with the civilian policy elite nor with the press but with the military establishment, which failed to adapt to the demands of what before 1968 had been largely a guerrilla war."--Jacket
The next American nation : the new nationalism and the fourth American revolution by Michael Lind( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Next American Nation, a provocative look at the past, present, and future of our national identity, Michael Lind maintains that American society is not breaking into separate tribal enclaves. The really significant development of our time is the emergence of a multiracial middle-class American majority united by a common language, customs, and culture. Until now this new majority, lacking a sense of its identity or interests, has been the object of a divide-and-rule policy by the plutocratic overclass that dominates both major parties. For this reason, the new "Trans-American" majority requires a new social compact, a new theory of national identity, and an appropriate political vehicle if its members are to realize the promise of American life. Although Americans suffer from a deep-seated fear of nationalism inspired by the experience of 20th-century fascist dictatorships, Lind reminds us that nationalism in the 19th century was often a liberalizing force. He proposes to revive a long-submerged tradition of American liberal nationalism founded by Alexander Hamilton and espoused at different times by Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Herbert Croly, and Theodore Roosevelt, among others. Realizing the ideal of the trans-racial melting pot will require a sweeping program of social and political reforms. Lind provides a practical agenda for a liberal nationalist revolution that would combine a new color-blind liberalism in civil rights with practical measures for reducing class-based barriers to racial integration. Lind concludes by sketching the possible contours of a Fourth American Republic, a liberal-nationalist successor to today's Multicultural American regime, inspired by a new vision of "Trans-American" history and culture
Land of promise : an economic history of the United States by Michael Lind( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a historical perspective on the relationship between economic, technological, and political change by analyzing the economic growth of the United States over the course of two centuries
Made in Texas : George W. Bush and the Southern takeover of American politics by Michael Lind( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the political culture and tradition of Texas and how it has influenced George W. Bush, the country, and the world
What Lincoln believed : the values and convictions of America's greatest president by Michael Lind( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intellectual biography uncovers the heart of Lincoln's public philosophy and places his ideals and presidential decisions within the context of his times. Lind dispels the popular image of Lincoln as a self-made man and a naive, inspired genius, and shows that the president was very much a product of his time and place, influenced by the pragmatism of his fellow Kentuckian Henry Clay, and by Enlightenment thinking. Lind asserts that Lincoln fought the Civil War not to free the slaves, or even to preserve the Constitution, but to ensure the survival of democracy. With the failure of numerous liberal revolutions throughout Europe in 1848 heightening the possibility that democracy itself would be deemed a noble but failed experiment, Lincoln realized that the stakes in the Civil War were nothing less than the future freedom and prosperity of all mankind. It was this conviction that determined his policies and compelled him to wage the war to the bitter end. Lind also reveals that Lincoln was not a Christian, but a deist who believed in the abstract deity posited by Enlightenment philosophers; and that although he believed slavery was evil, he opposed the idea of a multiracial country and supported the relocation of black Americans abroad
Up from conservatism : why the right is wrong for America by Michael Lind( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To divert attention from their favoritism toward the rich, conservatives play up the "culture war," channeling popular anger about falling real wages and living standards away from Wall Street and focusing it instead on the black poor and nonwhite immigrants. The right's cynical electoral strategy fabricates issues and frightens voters - particularly low income whites - into voting for Republicans whose policies are devastating the very families they claim to represent
The radical center : the future of American politics by Ted Halstead( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: digital disjuncture -- One: the first three Americas -- Two: new economy, new social contract -- Three: digital era democracy -- Four: unity and community in the twenty-first century -- Five: the politics of the radical center -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index
The American way of strategy by Michael Lind( Book )

22 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At its best, the American way of strategy is a well-thoughtout and practical guide designed to preserve a peaceful and demilitarized world by preventing an international system dominated by imperial and militarist states and its disruption by anarchy. When American leaders have followed this path, they have led our nation from success to success, and when they have deviated from it, the results have been disastrous."--Jacket
Bluebonnet girl by Michael Lind( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a Comanche legend of how a young girl's sacrifice of her most precious possession saves her land and people from a drought
Hamilton's republic : readings in the American democratic nationalist tradition( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including readings from: Alexander Hamilton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Croly, James Wilson, John Jay, George Washington, John Marshall, Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, Samuel P. Huntington, Henry Cabot Lodge, Walter Lippman, George C. Marshall, Dean Acheson, Fareed Zakaria, James Chace, Samuel Beer, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson."
The Alamo : an epic by Michael Lind( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American epic about one of the great mythic moments in U.S. history--the Texas Revolution, the critical event in the complex and gradual takeover of Northern Mexico by Anglo-Americans, which culminated in the Mexican War. It follows the linked but episodic adventures of William Barret Travis, Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie through the siege and battle of the Alamo as they lead a vastly outnumbered Texas army of independence against the charismatic and ruthless Mexican general Antonio López de Santa Anna
Abraham Lincoln as a man of ideas by Allen C Guelzo( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abraham Lincoln was a skilled politician, an inspirational leader, and a man of humor and pathos. What many may not realize is how much he was also a man of ideas. Despite the most meager of formal educations, Lincoln's tremendous intellectual curiosity drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology. And from these, Lincoln developed a set of political convictions that guided him throughout his life and his presidency. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas, a compilation of ten essays from Lincoln scholar, Allen C. Guelzo, uncovers the hidden sources of Lincoln's ideas and examines the beliefs that directed his career and brought an end to slavery and the Civil War. These essays reveal Lincoln to be a man of impressive intellectual probity and depth as well as a man of great contradictions. He was an apostle of freedom who did not believe in human free will; a champion of the Constitution who had to step outside of it in order to save it; a man of many acquaintances and admirers, but few friends; a man who opposed slavery but also opposed the abolition of it; a man of prudence who took more political risks than any other president. Guelzo explores the many faces of Lincoln's ideas, and especially the influence of the Founding Fathers and the great European champions of democracy. And he links the 16th president's struggles with the issues of race, emancipation, religion, and civil liberties to the challenges these issues continue to offer to Americans today. Lincoln played many roles in his life - lawyer, politician, president - but in each he was driven by a core of values, convictions, and beliefs about economics, society, and democracy. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas is a broad and exciting survey of the ideas that made Lincoln great, just as we celebrate the bicentennial his birth."--Jacket
Powertown by Michael Lind( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rat race in Washington, featuring protagonists from various strata of society. They include a lobbyist, drug dealer, writer, policeman, and a maid who is an illegal immigrant. A first novel
The New republic guide to the issues : the '96 campaign by New Republic Magazine( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles on the major issues of the 1996 campaign
Bluebonnet girl by Michael Lind( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The People dwel on the prairie, camping wherever the drifting herds of buffalo come together. The huge animals provide the People with both food and shelter as they roam with the seasons, happy and content. But one spring, the rains do not return. The buffalo wander away from the brown grasses, and the People grow thin and weak. Spirit Talker tells them they are being punished for their greed, but they refuse to give up their possessions they treasure most. Can one girl and her doll with its bonnet of blue jay feathers bring spring back to the prairie and save her people?
Parallel lives by Michael Lind( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you are someone else by Michael Lind( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next American nation : the origins and future of our national identity by Michael Lind( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Po imperiju : zlom ameriškega reda by Emmanuel Todd( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Slovenian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam : the necessary war by Michael Lind( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others, mostly on the right, argue that timid civilian leaders and defeatists within the media fatally undermined the war effort. These "lessons of Vietnam" have become ingrained in the American consciousness, at the expense of an accurate understanding of the war itself. In this groundbreaking reinterpretation of America's most disastrous and controversial war, Michael Lind demolishes the stale orthodoxies of the left and the right and puts the Vietnam War in its proper context -- as part of the global conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The Cold War, he argues, was actually the third world war of the twentieth century, and the proxy wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan were its major campaigns. Unwilling to engage each other in the heart of Europe, the superpowers played out their contest on the Asian front, while the rest of the world watched to see which side would retreat. As Lind shows, the Soviet Union and Communist China recognized the importance of Vietnam in this struggle and actively supported the North Vietnamese regime from its earliest days, a fact that was not lost on the strategic planners within the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. Lind offers a provocative reassessment of why the United States failed in Vietnam despite the high stakes. The ultimate responsibility for defeat lies not with the civilian policy elite nor with the press but with the military establishment, which failed to adapt to the demands of what before 1968 had been largely a guerrilla war. The high costs of the military's misguided approach in American and Vietnamese lives sapped the support of the American people for the U.S. commitment to Indochina. Even worse, the costs of the war undermined American public support for the Cold War on all fronts. Lind masterfully lays bare the deep cultural divisions within the United States that made the Cold War consensus so fragile and shows why it broke apart so easily. The consequence of U.S. military failure was thus the forfeiture of Indochina, a resurgence of American isolationism, and a wave of Soviet imperial expansion checked only by the Second Cold War of the 1980s. The New York Times has written of Michael Lind that he "defies the usual political categories of left and right, liberal and conservative." And in an era when the United States so often finds itself embroiled in prolonged and difficult conflicts -- in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Iraq -- Lind offers a sobering cautionary tale to Americans of all political viewpoints
 
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Vietnam, the necessary war : a reinterpretation of America's most disastrous military conflict
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Michael Lind American journalist

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Michael Lind periodista estadounidense

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The next American nation : the new nationalism and the fourth American revolutionMade in Texas : George W. Bush and the Southern takeover of American politicsWhat Lincoln believed : the values and convictions of America's greatest presidentUp from conservatism : why the right is wrong for AmericaThe radical center : the future of American politicsThe American way of strategyBluebonnet girlHamilton's republic : readings in the American democratic nationalist tradition