Chestertown, MD, January 22, 2004 — Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs presents “Red States, Blue States: Regional and Cultural Divisions in American Politics,” a lecture by Michael Lind, Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation and noted author of Made in Texas and The Radical Center, Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. This is a free event and the public is invited to attend.
Lind is the Whitehead Senior Fellow and director of the American Strategy Project at the New America Foundation, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit institute that explores public policy ideas that transcend the conventional political spectrum. He is the author of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (with Ted Halstead) and Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics (New America Books/Basic, 2003). Lind has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The New Republic and The National Interest. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, Prospect, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times and other leading publications, and he has appeared as a guest on CNN's Crossfire, C-SPAN, National Public Radio and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Lind's first three books of political history—The Next American Nation (1995), Up From Conservatism (1996) and Vietnam (1999)—were all selected as New York Times Notable Books. He has also published several volumes of fiction and poetry, including The Alamo (1997), which the Los Angeles Times named as one of the Best Books of the year. He is currently working on a study of Abraham Lincoln titled What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President, which will be published by Doubleday this year.
The talk is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, established in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, 1935 alumnus and Maryland's longest serving elected official. The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders in public policy and the media.