Marcus Raskin (b. 1934- ) is the co-founder of the progressive think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies, located in Washington, DC and an author of numerous books and articles. In 1961 Harvard sociologist David Riesman recommended Raskin, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, to McGeorge Bundy, the National Security Advisor to the newly elected president, John F. Kennedy. Raskin served as Bundys assistant on national security affairs and disarmament as a member of the Special Staff of the National Security Council. In 1963, Raskin left government service and founded, with follow government worker Richard Barnet, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Much of Raskins initial work with IPS focused on opposing the Vietnam War. He co-authored The Viet-nam Reader with Bernard Fall in 1965, which was used in dozens of teach-ins across the country. Marcus Raskin is the author and co-author of more than twenty books and countless articles related to the progressive movement including topics such as as anti-war, liberalism, anti-nuclear movement, and pro-environment. He is also a professor of public policy at The George Washington Universitys School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
From the description of Marcus Raskin papers 1979-2009 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 760176791