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D. Michael Lindsay

D. Michael Lindsay

D. Michael Lindsay is a sociologist at Rice University and the author of Surveying America’s Leadership: A Study of the White House Fellows. He is also author of the acclaimed 2007 study, Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite.

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Following Chinese precedent

I am convinced that symbolic gestures of goodwill between leaders are the sociological WD-40 that greases the wheels for intense negotiations...

By D. Michael Lindsay | January 19, 2011; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (33)

Evangelical and elite: Four approaches to power

We found four kinds of evangelicals in the corner offices of major U.S. institutions--the pragmatic, the heroic, the circumspect, and the brazen.

By D. Michael Lindsay | August 30, 2010; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (28)

What matters now is Afghanistan

the president's action stems not from his dismissal of McChrystal but his appointment of General David Petraeus.

By D. Michael Lindsay | June 24, 2010; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (10)

The 'accidental admiral' is our best hope in the Gulf

There is a reason the Adm. Thad Allen inspires confidence: He has little interest in crafting a personal legacy. That iswhy if anyone can succeed in the Gulf of Mexico, Thad Allen will.

By D. Michael Lindsay | May 25, 2010; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (98)

A Public-Service 'Game Changer'

We need more bright, talented young people in public service, and the White House Fellows program has been making that happen for 45 years.

By D. Michael Lindsay | October 1, 2009; 04:40 PM ET | Comments (29)

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