Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley is IRD’s president and editor of IRD’s foreign policy and national security journal, Providence. Prior to joining the IRD in 1994, Mark worked eight years for the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and is a native of Arlington, Virginia. He is the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church, published in 2008; Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century, published in 2012; and The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War, published in 2015.

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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.

Coddling China

America cannot be America if indifferent to the sufferings, much less the genocide, of people overseas.

Evangelical Influence on Human Rights and US Foreign Relations - Lauren Turek
Evangelical Influence on Human Rights and US Foreign Relations

Mark Tooley speaks with Lauren Turek, author of “To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelical Influence of Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations.”

Marksism – No. 72: Matrix Resurrections, Pelagianism/Liberalism, LGBTQIA+
Marksism – No. 72: Matrix Resurrections, Pelagianism/Liberalism, LGBTQIA+

In this week’s episode, Mark Tooley and Marc LiVecche discuss a movie review of Matrix Resurrections, an article about Pelagianism…

U.S. Foreign Policy & LGBTQIA+ Advocacy

America’s foreign policy must extoll the majesty of our timeless democratic principles originating in the Declaration of Independence.

Christmas 80 Years Ago & Today

The struggle for that free and decent world never ends this side of the parousia.

God, Graft & Greed

And human nature is such that great generosity often fuels greed, especially when unchecked by viable law and social expectations.

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

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

Pearl Harbor & Tomorrow

The surprise attack 80 years ago, although killing over 2000 and sinking much of the fleet, only shocked the dynamo into still greater energy. 

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.