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. 57: North Korea, Killing Hitler, Disdaining America
Marksism – No. 57: North Korea, Killing Hitler, Disdaining America

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Paulina Song’s article about the US travel ban on North Korea, a 1946 article explaining why the July 20 plotters tried to assassinate Hitler, and Mark Tooley’s book review focused on Henry Adams’ pessimistic view of America.

Henry Adams & The Force

As Mrs. Hay discerned, Henry Adams was looking for “The Force” in all the wrong places. So many are, in every age.

Marksism – No. 56: Cuba, Afghanistan & Democratic Piety

Mark Tooley and Marc LiVecche discuss Cuba, Afghanistan and providential optimism.

Joel Looper on Bonhoeffer’s America

Mark Tooley speaks with Joel Looper, author of Bonhoeffer’s America: A Land without Reformation, which comes out in August.

History & Democratic Piety

MLK’s arc towards justice doesn’t entail passivity and requires sacrificial labor with patience. It also offers confidence that such labors are not in vain. There is a cosmic superstructure, and its Architect presides and will prevail.

Marksism – No. 55: Cold War Christians, Patriotism, and International Religious Freedom
Marksism – No. 55: Cold War Christians, Patriotism, and International Religious Freedom

In this episode, the editors discuss a 1946 article arguing that the Soviet Union would no longer be America’s ally, a podcast about C.S. Lewis and patriotism, and next week’s International Religious Freedom Summit.

Marksism – No. 54: Rumsfeld, Democracy, and US Self-Understanding
Marksism – No. 54: Rumsfeld, Democracy, and US Self-Understanding

In this episode, the editors discuss Alan Dowd’s article about the US defending democracy abroad, an interview with Samuel Goldman about his book “After Nationalism,” and a reflection on Donald Rumsfeld from Marc LiVecche.

Marksism – No. 53: Cyberwar, World Government, Fatherly Love

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss LiVecche’s article about the just war tradition and cybersecurity, an article from 1946 about world government, and a reflection on fathers.

Marksism – No. 52: Antiracism, Israel, and the Flag

The editors discuss recent content, including a book review on antiracism, a reflection on Flag Day, and an analysis of surveys of young evangelicals’ views on Israel.

Marksism – No. 51: Pelagians, Anxieties, and Memorial Day
Marksism – No. 51: Pelagians, Anxieties, and Memorial Day

This week the editors discuss Mark Tooley’s conversation with Eric Nelson about his book “The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God.” They also cover a 1946 article about Americans’ post-World War II anxieties and Eric Patterson’s editorial about Memorial Day.