Michael Lind

Biography

Michael Lind is Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation and author of The American Way of Strategy

Recent Posts

Germany's Superpower Quest Caused World War I

"The major cause of World War I was Imperial Germany’s determination to become a “world power” or superpower by crippling Russia and France in what it hoped would be a brief and decisive war, like the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71." 

America Under the Caesars

Anti-interventionists allege our leaders traded a strong, austere republic for a weak and sprawling empire predicated on a military might that could not match our own ambitions. This narrative negates real threats and real victories.

Beyond American Hegemony

The United States should abandon its futile attempt to secure global hegemony in favor of a concert-of-power foreign-policy strategy.

Michael Lind

The Op-Ed History of America

Many American policymakers and scholars believe they have learned the lessons of nineteenth and twentieth-century history for U.S. foreign policy. Three such "lessons" dominate discussion: the Lesson of American Development; the Lesson of the Pax

Michael Lind

Realism and Its Rivals

To see realist strategies adopted even as they are denounced would be, in our view, no small success.

Owen HarriesMichael Lind