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. 64: 9/11 Recall and Afghan Drone Horror
Marksism – No. 64: 9/11 Recall and Afghan Drone Horror

This week the editors discuss Marc LiVecche’s article about 9/11 and a report about the Pentagon admitting its drone strike against an aid worker in Kabul last month was a “tragic mistake.”

Marksism – No. 63: 9/11 Christian Realist Reflections

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss 9/11.

Marksism – No. 62: Nation Building, Afghanistan, Niebuhr
Marksism – No. 62: Nation Building, Afghanistan, Niebuhr

This week the editors cover Henry Nau’s article about nation-building, 75-year-old reports from occupied Germany by Reinhold Neibuhr and John Baillie, a podcast with Rebeccah Heinrichs, and an event with Paul D. Miller and Jon Askonas.

Marksism – No. 61: Niebuhr, Divine Judgment, and Afghanistan

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss a 75-year-old article by Reinhold Niebuhr in relation to events in Afghanistan.

James Baker: Christian Realist?

Was James Baker the most important Secretary of State since Henry Kissinger?

Marksism – No. 60: Afghanistan, Calvinist Politics, Hiroshima

Mark Tooley & Marc LiVecche discuss Afghanistan, Calvinism & Hiroshima.

Reformed Public Theology

Calvinists, among the various Protestant traditions, probably have a more acute or even astute understanding of the moral importance of power, even more of a comfort with the idea of power versus the Baptists or others.

National Humiliations

Maybe Afghanistan’s collapse is a divine judgment on it and us.  But there is mercy always available, accompanied by wisdom.

Taliban Surge & Nebuchadnezzar

Presumably the consequences in Afghanistan will be tragic as in Indochina.

America & Hungary’s Orban

America is not and will never be like Hungary, or Sweden, or any other country. We have our own history, traditions, unique experiences and national creeds.