Joseph Loconte

Joseph Loconte is the director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies and AWC Family Foundation Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He is also a senior editor at Providence and the author of A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918.

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Obama’s Farewell Address: Goodbye to All That
Obama’s Farewell Address: Goodbye to All That

Despite his flowery promises about “hope and change,” Obama entered office embodying the most ambivalent view of American power since the end of the Vietnam War.

Ronald Reagan Soviet Union Collapse Podcast
ProvCast Episode 4: Reagan & the Soviet Collapse, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago today, the Supreme Soviet formally declared that the Soviet Union no longer exists. Joseph Loconte speaks on the role Ronald Reagan played.

12/25/91: Reagan, the Soviets, & the Ash-Heap of History

Joy to the World: 25 years ago this Christmas, the Evil Empire Fell. Ronald Reagan helped shove it over.

Infamy Pearl Harbor
Countdown to Infamy

President Franklin Roosevelt called the Japanese surprise attack on December 7 “a date which will live in infamy.” Perhaps an even greater infamy was the vacuous form of liberalism that denied the existence of radical evil, making it almost incapable of distinguishing between flawed democracies and fascist barbarism.

ProvCast Episode 1 Foreign Policy Implications of Trump Presidency Podcast
ProvCast Episode 1: Implications of a Trump Presidency

In the first episode of our new podcast, the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Joe Loconte of Kings College New York speaks with Providence Deputy Editor Mark Melton about the possible foreign policy implications of a Trump presidency.

The Failure to Protect: Syria, the Christian Church, and Humanitarian Intervention
The Failure to Protect: Syria, the Christian Church, and Humanitarian Intervention

The Responsibility to Protect owes its greatest debt to a religiously rooted approach to achieving peace with justice, the Christian just war tradition.

The Syrian Catastrophe: There Is No Plan B

When history renders its awful verdict of Barack Obama’s responsibility for the human catastrophe of Syria, the Corker-Blinken confrontation will be part of the brief.

Syria White Helmets
Syria’s White Helmets

These facts—the moral seriousness and quiet valor of everyday Syrians—have been ignored during a presidential election year blackened by nativism and anti-Islamic tirades. In the morally debased culture of American politics, it is now necessary to point out that the vast majority of White Helmet volunteers are believing Muslims.

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Churchill, FDR, and the Atlantic Charter

Nearly two years after the start of the Second World War—with most of continental Europe under German occupation—Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill held their first wartime meeting, where they drafted the Atlantic Charter.

Turkey Democratic Debt NATO
Turkey’s Democratic Debt to NATO

Turkey’s relationship to NATO is edging toward the brink of collapse: caught in a miasma of Islamic radicalism, power-grabbing, and naïve foreign policy.