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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The day has been central to Britain’s unfolding self-identity as independent, self-governing, defiant, free from domestic and external tyranny.
Mark TooleyNovember 7, 2022
The evidence is pretty strong that he deserves a very considerable share of the credit for America’s peaceful victory in the Cold War.
Mark TooleyNovember 4, 2022
Autocracies might be great for fictionalized entertainment but not for real life.
Mark TooleyOctober 28, 2022
Putin is not Hitler. But he is a malevolent and paranoid little man who has harnessed a great nation for dangerous purposes.
Mark TooleyOctober 17, 2022
We should celebrate Columbus Day soberly and gratefully.
Mark TooleyOctober 9, 2022
Hopefully much of Meloni’s rhetoric in this regard is mostly showmanship and she governs pragmatically, not as a crusade of resentment.
Mark TooleySeptember 30, 2022
She upheld a central cluster of decency amid our world’s many horrors and dangers, for which thank God.
Mark TooleySeptember 23, 2022
Queen Elizabeth represented the best of the British Empire: dignified, respectful, restrained, stable, transcending culture and time on behalf of timeless truths.
Mark TooleySeptember 16, 2022
Christian Realism works to harmonize and reform society through mediating rival interests and leaning into Providence.
Mark TooleySeptember 8, 2022
Christians can discern God’s hand even when He is not directly acknowledged.
Mark TooleyAugust 30, 2022