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.

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…

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

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

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.

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.

Marksism – No. 68: Colin Powell, Niebuhr on USSR, Kentucky Seminaries

This week the editors discuss Colin Powell’s legacy, what Reinhold Niebuhr said about the USSR and anti-communists in 1946, and LiVecche’s trip to speak at seminaries in Kentucky.

Marksism – No. 67: Mennonites, Nancy Reagan, James Bond, Gen. Milley
Marksism – No. 67: Mennonites, Nancy Reagan, James Bond, Gen. Milley

This week the editors discuss a book review of Melissa Florer-Bixler’s How to Have an Enemy, a review of James Bond films, an interview with Karen Tumulty about Nancy Reagan, and Marc Livecche’s article about Gen. Mark Milley.

Nancy Reagan’s Global Influence

Reagan was an optimist. He always tended to think that things would turn out well. She was a far shrewder judge of people and the people around him and had a much clearer sense of who had their own agenda.

Marksism – No. 66: Just War Post 9/11 and Beyond

This week the editors discuss Debra Erickson’s article about the just war tradition after 9/11.