Faculty Books Named to “100 Notable Books of 2020” by The New York Times

Nov 20 2020
By B. Rose Huber
Source Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Books penned by Princeton School of Public and International Affairs faculty Anne C. Case and Sir Angus Deaton as well as Julian E. Zelizer were named to The New York Times’ list of “100 Notable Books of 2020.”

Case and Deaton’s “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism” was published in March 2020 by Princeton University Press. Building upon a groundbreaking study published by the pair in 2015, the book paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline, while also charting a way forward to rein in capitalism’s excesses.

Zelizer’s “Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party” was published in July by Penguin Random House. The book presents an alarming narrative of how Newt Gingrich and his allies created a new normal in Washington.

Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus.

Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus; and professor of economics and international affairs, emeritus; and senior scholar.

Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs.

The Times’ annual list includes notable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and is selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.