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. 77: Ukraine Invasion!

This week the editors discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Putin’s Aggression

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is the greatest act of national aggression since Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait nearly 32 years ago.

Washington’s Moderation

Washington was not angry, immoderate or impatient.  In short, his example is instructive for our own angry, immoderate and impatient times.

Marksism – No. 77: Pentecostalism, Integralism, Evangelism
Marksism – No. 77: Pentecostalism, Integralism, Evangelism

This week the editors discuss Braulia Ribeiro’s article about a Pentecostal church in Brazil, Mark Tooley’s article about integralism, and a 75-year-old piece about evangelism.

Integralism vs Christian Realism

Providence does not favor nations that imagine they can pursue holiness while escaping reality and responsibility.

Marksism – No. 76: Olympics, Václav Havel, Integralist Foreign Policy
Marksism – No. 76: Olympics, Václav Havel, Integralist Foreign Policy

This week the editors discuss Eric Patterson’s article about boycotting the Olympics, Lubomir Martin Ondrasek’s article about Václav Havel, and a New York Times editorial presenting an integralist foreign policy.

Marksism – No. 75: Olympics, Integralism, Taiwan
Marksism – No. 75: Olympics, Integralism, Taiwan

This week the editors discuss articles about the Olympics, integralism and post-liberalism, and Taiwan.

Playing poker with a gangster

Though gangsters will strut, it is the God of all nations who will judge and dispose.

Marksism – No. 74: Ukraine, China/Russia, American Goodness
Marksism – No. 74: Ukraine, China/Russia, American Goodness

This week the editors discuss the Ukraine-Russia crisis, an article by Mark Royce comparing the Soviet threat during the Cold War and the current China challenge, and a book review of Tracy McKenzie’s We the Fallen People.

Marksism – No. 73: US Freedom vs China

This week the editors discuss articles by Lubomir Martin Ondrasek, Flynn Evans, and Mark Tooley.