Marc LiVecche is the McDonald Distinguished Scholar of Ethics, War, and Public Life at Providence. He is also a non-resident research fellow at the US Naval War College, in the College of Leadership and Ethics.
Marc completed doctoral studies, earning distinction, 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, was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. Another project, Responsibility and Restraint: James Turner Johnson and the Just War Tradition, co-edited with Eric Patterson, was published by Stone Tower Press in the fall of 2020. 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 rendered him entirely ill-suited for pacifism.
Marc lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and children–and a marmota monax whistlepigging under the shed. He can be followed, or stalked, on twitter @mlivecche. Additional publications can be found at his Amazon author page.
Providence editor Marc LiVecche, McDonald Scholar of Ethics, War, and Public Life, spoke with the Consul General of the Republic of…
Marc LiVeccheFebruary 23, 2023
Providence’s Marc LiVecche speaks with Joe Chapa, his Air Force pilot, about his new book Is Remote Warfare Moral?
Marc LiVeccheSeptember 2, 2022
Marc LiVecche outlines the Principles of Christian Realism, Part 2.
Marc LiVeccheAugust 25, 2022
Marc LiVecche speaks on the Principles of Christian Realism, Part 1.
Marc LiVeccheAugust 19, 2022
Marc LiVecche and Ryan Bernacchi discuss “Top Gun: Maverick” in this wide-ranging talk about naval aviation, ethics, and the challenges of military command
Marc LiVeccheJune 24, 2022
In this episode, the editors discuss Eric Patterson and Abigail Lindner’s about G.K. Chesterton and Flag Day, Gerald McDermott’s article about Jewish-Christian relations, and Reinhold Niebuhr’s editorial as the Marshall Plan emerged.
Mark Tooley & Marc LiVecche & Mark MeltonJune 17, 2022
The editors discuss Mark Tooley’s article about how C.S. Lewis and Herbert Butterfield interpreted history, Mark Melton’s five impressions on Christian realism from the early Cold War years, and an event promoting Eric Patterson and Robert Joustra’s new book, “Power Politics and Moral Order.”
Mark Tooley & Marc LiVecche & Mark MeltonJune 10, 2022
The editors discuss Mark Tooley’s review of Top Gun: Maverick, Marc LiVecche’s article about the “vocation of arms,” and how Reinhold Niebuhr viewed the Truman Doctrine and church-state relations in Europe.
Mark Tooley & Marc LiVecche & Mark MeltonJune 3, 2022
In this episode the editors discuss Rebeccah Heinrichs’ article about John Kirby’s emotional statement about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mark Tooley’s editorial about Poland and Ukraine as martyr nations, and Christian realist articles from 1947 debating whether the Chinese communists could exist and thrive in a democracy.
Mark Tooley & Marc LiVecche & Mark MeltonMay 6, 2022
Yoram Hazony and Joshua Mitchell join Marc LiVecche for a discussion on Hazony’s forthcoming book, Conservatism: A Rediscovery.
Yoram Hazony & Joshua Mitchell & Marc LiVeccheMay 3, 2022