Marc was the director of IPS’s Paths for the 21st Century Project. This includes producing a multi-volume book examining international organizations and politics, reviewing what we have learned from the 20th century of an emancipatory and liberatory nature to serve as guides for new models of equality and alternatives for the 21st century on questions of peace, economic and social justice, cultural rights, democratic reconstruction, and racial and gender equality. He is also currently serving as a professor at George Washington University.
Prior to founding IPS, Marc was a member of the special staff of the National Security Council in President Kennedy’s administration. He has served as advisor to the Episcopal Urban Bishops and as co-chair of the Issues Commission of the Progressive Alliance, a group of 150 public interest and labor organizations. He has also served as a member of a Presidential Commission on Education and advisor to the Bureau of the Budget and the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President.
Marc passed away on December 24, 2017, at his home in Washington at the age of 83 years old. Help keep his vision alive by supporting the Raskin Memorial Fund at IPS.
The United States has been at war for more years than it has been at peace. War is not a "last resort," something we fall back on when diplomacy, sanctions and other tools fail. It has become our normal condition.
B., a man of ideas who was nimble to adapt to the times, understood that today's movement for the 99 percent had its roots in many earlier social movements.
This edited volume reveals how a permanent war economy has made the United States unable to spread democracy abroad and has worsened domestic problems.
Raskin's commentary gains a renewed relevance in the context of Western "humanitarian" interventions in Libya and Yemen, and as the recent arrest of Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic brings the contradictions of international law to the forefront.
Howard Zinn's last book leaves us with words that bring together thought, action, and passion.
For all of the money we spend on defense, are we really all that safer?
The United States should re-engage Latin America by turning the soon-defunct Guantánamo Bay prison into a medical center.
Here’s a detailed call for the stimulus plan to include a program that will support artists and writers.
You know you are in a perilous time when the optimist and pessimist agree.
This powerful indictment of the U.S. security state now features an updated epilogue.
"Collateral damage" is a euphemism used by U.S. military officials to mask large levels of death and destruction. This report uncovers its true meaning.
A skeptical and adoring citizenry faces its Presidents
The Institute's co-founder outlines his upcoming report, proposing a dialogue on nine essential themes for social reconstruction in the 21st Century.
An Alternative Foreign Policy Framework
The American people tried to wake President George W. Bush out of his fantasies with last November's elections.
Voting can no longer be a civic duty exercised every few years. We must now vote 365 days a year, telling our leaders that they won't wait another election cycle to sink the country further into the Iraq War's quagmire.
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's death robbed his victims and their families of the chance to obtain full justice. But they can still pursue the full truth. And the U.S. government can help.
Raskin and Spero present a powerful indictment of the seemingly inexorable march of the US toward becoming a national security state.
If Bolton does not step aside, moderate Republicans should weigh the wise words of their predecessors and vote him down.
The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War