Mark Melton

Mark Melton is the managing editor for Providence and was the journal’s inaugural deputy editor. He earned his master’s degree in international relations from the University of St. Andrews, and his bachelor’s degree in foreign language and international trade comes from Mississippi College. Prior to moving to DC, he worked as a political science adjunct professor at community colleges in Mississippi and taught English in France.

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Marksism – No. 73: US Freedom vs China

This week the editors discuss articles by Lubomir Martin Ondrasek, Flynn Evans, and Mark Tooley.

Look to Ebenezer: Historical Hope as Advent Turns into Christmas
Look to Ebenezer: Historical Hope as Advent Ends and Christmas Begins

This remembrance helps develop a confident, enduring Christian hope that is more than wishful thinking and leads to real-world action.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later

In this special Dark Ops episode of the podcast, Mark Melton and Marc LiVecche discuss the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life and the short story that inspired it, “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film premiered in New York City 75 years ago on December 20, 1946.

Marksism – No. 71: Christmas Hope
Marksism – No. 71: Christmas Hope

This week the editors discuss Providence’s Advent series on hope.

Let Us Not Ignore the Facts Which Give Hope: An Advent Series
Let Us Not Ignore the Facts Which Give Hope: An Advent Series

We are in a battle with despair these days. One cannot but regret interpretations which weigh the struggle on the side of defeat, especially when one’s own judgment is that such interpretations leave out great areas of fact which give one the right to cherish hope.

Brazil In The World Under Jair Bolsonaro (Igor Sabino)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 71 | Brazil in the World under Jair Bolsonaro

In this episode, Igor Sabino talks about the political situation in Brazil, that country’s role in global affairs, what Brazil may do in a US-China rivalry, an what to expect from next year’s election.

Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan
Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan

In this episode, the editors discuss articles about Alasdair MacIntyre’s recent talk about human dignity, whether according to international law Afghanistan was a US ally before the Taliban takeover, and on the possibility of an end-of-war declaration with North Korea.

Countering the Russian-Communist Drive for Power in 1946 - John C. Bennett
Countering the Russian-Communist Drive for Power in 1946

“The resistance to Russian expansion in Europe is right. The spectacle of American progressives supporting Wallace in opposing that resistance brings dismay to most European democrats.”

Marksism – No. 69: Colin Powell, Just War, Niebuhr and Henry Wallace
Marksism – No. 69: Colin Powell, Just War, Niebuhr and Henry Wallace

The editors discuss the legacy of Colin Powell, Marc LiVecchhe and Daniel Strand’s discussion on the just war tradition and prudential considerations, and a 75-year-old editorial where Reinhold Niebuhr turns against Henry Wallace.

Reinhold Niebuhr vs. Henry Wallace

Keynoting a “Beat Dewey” rally at Madison Square Garden on September 12, 1946, Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace warned Americans against the Truman administration’s “get tough with Russia” policy. Reinhold Niebuhr responded.