Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College, and the Distinguished Scholar in American Strategy and Statesmanship for the Hudson Institute. He previously served as the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy for the Council on Foreign Relations. His works include God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2008), and he is the Global Views Columnist for the Wall Street Journal.

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Day 3: Born of a What???

The Christian idea of the Virgin Birth is making at least two fundamentally crucial claims. One of them is about Jesus.

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Day 2: Rolling the Credits

Both Matthew and Luke think it’s extremely important that Jesus was a Jew and that the story of Jesus is part of the story of God’s encounter with the Jewish people.

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Day 1: Christmas Gift!

Hey! Hey! Unto you a child is born!

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The Thirteen Posts of Christmas: 2017-18 Edition

Providence is thrilled to become the new home of Walter Russell Mead’s Yule Tide Blog. Offering reflections on the meaning of Christmas and its relevance to the modern world, the Yule Blog has become a grand and important holiday tradition.

Walter Russell Mead Lecture: “Christian Influences on Foreign Policy”

The following lecture was recorded during Providence’s 2017 Christianity and National Security Conference. Walter Russell Mead discusses the influence of…

Boomers, Millennials, & the Social Gospel

The most important needs so many Americans have are attended to by communities, not bureaucracies. The only institution that can meet these needs on anything like the scale required is the institution that the Boomers by and large neglected: the neighborhood church.