Marc LiVecche

Marc LiVecche is the executive editor of Providence. For the 2020-2021 academic year, he will be a fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy.From the summer of 2018 to fall of 2020, was the McDonald Research Scholar at the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, & Public Life at Christ Church, Oxford University.

Prior to these roles, he completed doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, where he worked under the supervision of the political theorist and public intellectual Jean Bethke Elshtain, until her death in August, 2013. His first book, The Good Kill: Just War & Moral Injury, will be published in early 2021 by Oxford University Press. James Turner Johnson: Just War Historian, co-edited with Eric Patterson, examines the professional life of Jim Johnson and will be released this fall by Stone Tower Press. Currently, he is finalizing Moral Horror: A Just War Defense of Hiroshima. Before all this academic stuff, Marc spent twelve years doing a variety of things in Central Europe—ranging from helping build sport and recreational leagues in post-communist communities, to working at a Christian study and research center, to leading seminars on history and ethics onsite at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp in Poland. This latter experience allowed him to continue his undergraduate study of the Shoah; a process which helped permanently inoculate him against pacifism.

Marc lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and children–and a marmota monax whistlepigging under the shed.

Marksism | Ep. 21: A Billion Americans, War with Iran, and Catholic Teaching

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss Matthew Yglesias’ One Billion Americans and whether the US needs a larger…

True North, Ep. 7 | A Conversation with George Weigel on Hiroshima

In this latest episode of True North, Marc LiVecche continues a series of discussions on the morality of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, 75 years ago.

Marksism l Ep. 20: On Pope Francis, National Conservatism, and Chaplains

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss some of Providence‘s recent articles—including on Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti and his views…

Marksism | Ep. 19: Justice, Belarus, and “Missionaries”

In this week’s episode of Marksism, the editors discuss Mark Tooley’s conversation with Matthew Lee Anderson about justice, Kennedy Lee’s…

True North, Ep. 5 | Phil Klay and “Missionaries”

Phil Klay is an author and veteran of the US Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014…

Marksism | Ep. 18: On Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict, Comrade Duch, and Iran
Marksism | Ep. 18: On Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict, Comrade Duch, and Iran

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss the latest articles, including one about Comrade Duch, who committed atrocities in…

Providence Christian Realism Happy Hour

Rough Transcript Tooley: …to post that online along with a transcript. So, if you have to check out early don’t…

Ep. 56 | From Kenosha to “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”

In this episode of the ProvCast, executive editor Marc LiVecche speaks with senior editor Keith Pavlischek about a variety of…

Marksism | Ep. 17: On Variety in Christian Realism, America’s Future, and Vigilantism

This week Mark Tooley, Marc LiVecche, and Mark Melton discuss Providence’s latest content, including Eric Patterson’s article describing eight principles…

Marksism | Ep. 16: On US-China Relations and Moral Ideology, Wesleyan Political Theology, and USCIRF
Marksism | Ep. 16: On US-China Relations and Moral Ideology, Wesleyan Political Theology, and USCIRF

In the weekly Marksism series, Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche discuss the latest content from the week. First,…