Marcus Raskin

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank that became an abundant source of research on nuclear disarmament, the Vietnam War, economic inequality, civil rights, and national security, who along with Richard J. Barnet started the institute in 1963 and was devoted to maintaining its independence by refusing to accept government funding.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: April 30, 1934

 

Died: December 24, 2017

 

Location: Washington, D.C.