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.

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Front Bortchen: January 24, 2021

Welcome to the launch of a new endeavor. At the start of each week, I’ll be offering brief reflections on…

Marksism – No. 33: Polarization, Civil Religion, and the Inauguration
Marksism – No. 33: Polarization, Civil Religion, and the Inauguration

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Mark Haas’ article about polarization, and then cover the use of religion in…

Marksism – No. 32: Discussion on Capitol Riot Articles
Marksism – No. 32: A Discussion about America after the US Capitol Riot

In this episode of Marksism, the editors review recent articles Providence published about the riot at the US Capitol on…

Marksism – No. 31: Storming of the US Capitol
Marksism – No. 31: Storming of the US Capitol

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss the storming of the US Capitol and their articles on the topic….

A Tragedy of Shared Fault - US Capitol
A Tragedy of Shared Fault

What happened yesterday at the US Capitol Building was a national tragedy. But it was not an entirely novel event; rather, it was part of tragically destructive trajectory.

Marksism 2020 Reflections & 2021 Predictions

Evangelicals remain a key element in the Republican Party. There has been arguably a resurgence of the religious left among progressives and among Democrats so Christianity as a political force has not receded. If anything, it has amplified arguably.

Marksism, No. 29: Partisanship, Nationalism, and Christmas
Marksism – No. 29: Partisanship, Nationalism, and Christmas

In this episode, Mark Tooley and Marc LiVecche speak about recent content on Providence, including Tooley’s article about Christian nationalism, Debra Erickson’s piece on Christian realism and partisanship, and a 75-year-old op-ed about Christmas.

Marksism, No. 27: Trump's Successes, Respect vs. Toleration, and Christmas
Marksism – No. 28: Trump’s Successes, Respect vs. Toleration, and Christmas

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Alan Dowd’s article about what Trump’s foreign policy got right, a debate at Cambridge University over whether students and professors should respect or tolerate speech they dislike, and an interview with Tower of Skulls author Richard Frank.

A Conversation with Richard Franks on Tower of Skulls and World War II
A Conversation with Richard Frank on Tower of Skulls and World War II

In this author talk, executive editor Marc LiVecche speaks with award-winning military historian Richard Frank about Tower of Skulls: A…

Ep. 58 | Lessons from “The Liberator” (Dark Ops)
Ep. 58 | Lessons from The Liberator (Dark Ops)

In this episode of the ProvCast, Mark Melton and Marc LiVecche discuss the Netflix series The Liberator, an animated series based on a book by Alex Kershaw that tells the story of Felix Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment in World War II.