Paul Starr – Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University


Paul Starr is a Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. In 1990, he founded The American Prospect with Robert Kuttner and Robert Reich, and he serves as co-editor with Robert Kuttner. In 1993, Starr served as the senior advisor for President Bill Clinton’s proposed health care reform plan, and in 1994, he founded the Electronic Policy Network, or Moving Ideas, which is an online public policy resource. He has written dozens of articles on healthcare and testified before Congress on the subject multiple times. He has been a recipient of the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social problems, and in 1984, The Social Transformation of American Medicine won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and the Bancroft Prize in American History. His book The Creation of the Media received the 2005 Goldsmith Book Prize. His latest book is Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform, which recently appeared in a revised edition from Yale University Press.

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