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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Contemporary America is superior to a single day under Franco, communist East Germany, or any dictator.
Mark TooleyMay 31, 2023
Claims about a dark “deep state” 50 years ago or now distract from addressing an always more challenging reality.
Mark TooleyApril 21, 2023
America is a Judaic nation whose principles trace to the Hebrews scriptures.
Mark TooleyApril 5, 2023
Reinhold Niebuhr would recognize the nuances that this documentary chose to ignore.
Mark TooleyMarch 31, 2023
A statecraft dreaming that a great nation can be in the world but not of it is both hubristic and self-righteous.
Mark TooleyMarch 21, 2023
Strong faith is no substitute for or guarantee of political good judgment.
Mark TooleyFebruary 24, 2023
May our Congress always welcome leaders who fight for liberty.
Mark TooleyJanuary 1, 2023
His approach in politics and diplomacy made Baker often unappealing to advocates of conviction politics but indispensable to situations needing practical results.
Mark TooleyDecember 20, 2022
Whether in days, months, years or decades, the regimes in China, Russia and Iran will tumble.
Mark TooleyNovember 27, 2022
One of Christian civilization’s greatest accomplishments is the legal and social equality of women.
Mark TooleyNovember 21, 2022