A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America’s leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America’s rise to become the world’s 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: An Economic History of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past—wisdom 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 Hamilton’s Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity—insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.
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This argument is not new... and, on occasion Lind pushes a bit too hard to support it.Read Full Review of Land of Promise
lucid, fascinating, highly readable book... Michael Lind, in this challenging and provocative book, makes a potent contribution to that vital debate.Read Full Review of Land of Promise
It is to Lind’s credit that while his viewpoint certainly impacts his interpretation of events this only serves to give a fuller coherence to history rather than spin.Read Full Review of Land of Promise
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