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.

A World Free from Nuclear Weapons? A Happy Hour Discussion - Elbridge Colby Matthew Kroenig Rebeccah Heinrichs Drew Christiansen
A World Free from Nuclear Weapons? A Happy Hour Discussion

In the latest Prov-Happy Hour on November 30, a distinguished panel—featuring Marathon Initiative co-principle Elbridge Colby, Georgetown professor Matthew Kroenig, and…

The Atomic Bomb and the Crisis of Man
The Atomic Bomb and the Crisis of Man

Atomic power is here to stay for the remainder of human history. Unless man can control himself as well as atomic power according to the moral law, both will no doubt terminate within a comparatively few years.

True North, Ep. 9 | Introduction to the Just War Tradition
True North, Ep. 9 | Overview of the Just War Tradition

In this introductory edition, Daniel Strand and Marc LiVecche launch a short series dedicated to a discussion of the just war tradition.

Marksism | Ep. 25: US-China Rivalry, War in the Caucasus, and Nonviolence
Marksism | Ep. 25: US-China Rivalry, War in the Caucasus, and Nonviolence

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss Mark Tooley’s discussion with Hal Brands, author of “The Lessons of Tragedy:…

Marksism | Ep. 24: Ending WWI the Wrong Way and the Christian’s Cause

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss a 75-year-old article about what the Christian’s cause should be, why the Allies made a mistake in how they ended WWI, Josh Mitchell’s comments about the presidential election.

Fight to Win: A Lesson from the Great War
Fight to Win: A Lesson from the Great War

It is because we desire the good of concord that we fight for a decisive end to conflict, one that secures and allows the enforcement of a durable peace.

Marksism | Ep. 23: The Election, the Schleitheim Confession, and Victors' Vengeance
Marksism | Ep. 23: The Election, the Schleitheim Confession, and Victors’ Vengeance

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss an article by Reinhold Niebuhr where he responds to atrocities against vanquished Germans,…

Marksism | Ep. 22: Jerkiness, State Privilege, and the 2020 Election
Marksism | Ep. 22: Jerkiness, State Privilege, and the 2020 Election

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Matthew Arildsen’s review of Eugene Cho’s “Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk,” Mark…

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. 8 | 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.