Starr examines 'Strategy of Liberalism,' Nov. 7
Posted October 31, 2007; 05:23 p.m.
Princeton scholar Paul Starr, who has written extensively on American society, media, politics and domestic and foreign policy, will explore "The Strategy of Liberalism" in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Starr is the Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs and professor of sociology and public affairs. In his most recent book, "Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism," Starr contends that liberalism in America is under siege while the conservative movement has strengthened. Starr argues that liberalism's basic tenets are deeply rooted in America's traditions and are capable of making the country and the world more free and secure.
In 1990, with Robert Kuttner and Robert Reich, Starr co-founded The American Prospect, a liberal magazine about politics, policy and ideas. In 1984, he received the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and the Bancroft Prize in American History for his book "The Social Transformation of American Medicine."
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.