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).
“Deplorable” Churchill?

Nigel Hamilton’s third and final volume on FDR’s war leadership, War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945,…

Protestant Duty & American Democracy

To what extent can Christians embrace American style classically liberal democracy? Southern Baptist thinker Andrew Walker very sagely analyzed the…

Memorial Day’s Idea of America

Julian Jackson’s new biography of Charles De Gaulle, both wonderful and definitive, contrasts his subject’s vision of nation with that…

Bernie Sanders’ Cold War

The United States and much of the Free World resisted the Soviet Union and its proxies across five decades. Providentially,…

Is America ready for an Atheist President?

In a recent Washington Post column Max Boot hoped America one day would have an “unapologetic atheist” president. After all,…

Mrs. Miniver & Christian Social Solidarity

As a young boy in early 1970s I first saw the 1942 Oscar winning WWII morale boosting film Mrs. Miniver…

Anglo-American Democracy’s Endurance

“We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because…

Easter & Christian Realism

Reinhold Niebuhr, an inspiration for this journal, was a Christian Realist who renounced Social Gospel utopianism in favor of firmly…

America’s Fabulous Achievements And Omar’s Embarrassing Performance

Many Omar supporters have joined in denouncing Abrams as an accomplice to “death squads and genocidal massacres” in Central America during the 1980s. These critics seem oddly uninterested in challenging the Venezuelan socialist dictatorship that is literally strangling a once prospering and free nation.

Betting on the Wrong Horse

Confessed Soviet spy Morton Sobell died in December, age 101. He was the last surviving major participant in the atomic…