Joseph Loconte is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Grove City College and the C.S. Lewis Scholar for Public Life at the Institute on Religion and Democracy. He is also a Contributing 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.
100 years ago, America entered the Great War so that the world might be made safe for democracy
Joseph LoconteApril 6, 2017
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy towards Russia depended on a willful disregard for the Moscow regime’s most brutal acts. The problem for the president—and for the American public—was that he seemed to believe the utterly false portrait of Stalin he helped to create.
Joseph LoconteMarch 2, 2017
Seventy-five years ago, on February 19, 1942, FDR issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of tens of thousands of Japanese-Americans.
Joseph LoconteFebruary 16, 2017
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.
Joseph LoconteJanuary 9, 2017
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.
Joseph Loconte & Mark MeltonDecember 26, 2016
Joy to the World: 25 years ago this Christmas, the Evil Empire Fell. Ronald Reagan helped shove it over.
Joseph LoconteDecember 19, 2016
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.
Joseph LoconteDecember 7, 2016
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.
Joseph Loconte & Mark MeltonNovember 23, 2016
The Responsibility to Protect owes its greatest debt to a religiously rooted approach to achieving peace with justice, the Christian just war tradition.
Joseph LoconteNovember 18, 2016
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.
Joseph LoconteOctober 7, 2016