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Paul Starr

Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Photo: November 2018 (Abigail Starr)

Forthcoming Book: Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies (Yale University Press, May 2019). Read the Introduction (5 minutes).

Recent writing

  • "What Happened to Center-Right America?" New York Times, October 22, 2018.
  • Weekly column:
  • "Rebounding with Medicare: Reform and Counter-Reform in American Health Care," Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law (August 2018).
  • "A New Strategy for Health Care," The American Prospect (Winter 2018), 51-57.
  • "Achievement without Credit: The Obama Presidency and Inequality," in Julian Zelizer, ed., The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment , (Princeton University Press, 2018), 45-61.
  • "An American Way for America Now," The American Prospect (Fall 2017), 5-7.
  • "Who Are We Americans Now?" The American Prospect(Winter 2017), 19-23.
  • "The Growth Paradox: If Our Technology Is So Smart, Why Aren't We All Getting Richer?" The New Republic (July 14, 2014), 37-41.
  • Center-left Liberalism," Oxford Companion to American Politics (2012).

    Critical evaluations: "Transforming American Medicine: A Twenty-Year Retrospective," Special issue, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2004). Reviews of The Creation of the Media.


    Last modified, January 25, 2019