Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley has been president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy since 2009 and is one of Providence’s publishers. He is also the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church (2008) and The Peace That Almost Was (2015).

Stalinist Corbyn
Merry Stalinist Christmas

Far-left British Labor Party chief Jeremy Corbyn ignited controversy by quoting at a Labor Party Christmas soirée words from the late, longtime Communist dictator of Albania Enver Hoxha.

Notre Dame
Patriotism, Paris & Notre Dame

A memorial mass at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris for victims of the recent terror featured the French tri-colors illuminated on the altar. The organ played La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, prompting the congregation to stand. Some waved small French flags.

Myth of America's Decline
Not Dead Yet

Many conservative Christians accept the assumption of American economic and geopolitical decline as intrinsic to its secularization and moral decline. God is punishing America, they surmise, as He punished decadent Rome. Except maybe the decline is not really a decline.