Policy analysts, political strategists, and scholars continue to assess the significance of the death of Osama bin Laden for international and domestic politics around the world.
Michael Lind provides a sober assessment of the probable impact of the death of bin Laden on politics within the United States, suggesting that this event may not radically change domestic politics. Lind believes that the formulation of a “war on terror” was “inappropriate” and misguided, but he thinks that this concept will outlive bin Laden and continue to shape American politics.
Lind’s article appears in Salon online.
Michael Lind is a co-founder of the New America Foundation and currently serves as Policy Director of New America’s Economic Growth Program.
Note: In the interest of full disclosure, Michael Lind is also a cousin of mine.