Devin Foley

Devin Foley

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Devin is the co-founder and president of Intellectual Takeout and a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science. Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout, he served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota. Devin is a contributor to local and national newspapers, a frequent guest on a variety of talk shows, such as Minneapolis' KTLK and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and regularly shares culture and education insights by giving presentations to civic groups, schools, and other organizations. In 2011, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. Devin and his wife have been married for seventeen years and have five children. When he's not working, Devin enjoys time with family the most while also relaxing through reading, horticulture, home projects, and skiing and snowboarding.  

Watch Devin Foley and Christina Hoff Sommers recently discuss the question, "Is there a war against men?"

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Recent blog posts by this author

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

At meetings, conferences, receptions, and even during casual conversations I’m inevitably asked if I saw so-and-so on the stir-the-pot talk show last night or if I listened to talking-head-Bob this afternoon on his critique-everything radio show....

Toxic Masculinity at Intellectual Takeout

Last week was one of those weeks when work and life are "t-boned" over and over and over again. At a certain point, you simply resign yourself to your fate, only asking, "What's next?" It was late Thursday night and I had just finished with a pet...

Who will read in the future?

As you’ve probably noticed, Facebook has been pushing video content since early-2017. As you scroll your feed, you’ll see it dominated by two things: written updates from friends and video from content producers. In 2016, Facebook VP Nicola...

Can America stop being the world's policeman?

On September 19, 1796, our first president said goodbye to his country and offered his advice to any who would listen in a document known as “Washington’s Farewell Address.” In it, President Washington covered a wide variety of topics, including...

Propaganda: The Accusation is More Important than the Verdict

If we’re truly honest with ourselves, we would recognize news ultimately as a form of gossip. Who’s having business trouble? Which actress embarrassed herself? What do the elite think about fashion? Some of it is valuable, but most of it is merely...

What matters in life?

Sometimes it’s good to ponder your life through the works of the past. Here are two for you: When You Are Old When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft...

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

These days it’s popular to view whites and their history as particularly barbaric. We’re told to look at the wars, look at the colonization, look at the slavery. But those making those remarks seem to have forgotten that all of those things have...

What to Do On Thanksgiving

For a variety of reasons, modern America is both incredibly blessed and yet utterly frantic. We’ve lost something along the way to our material prosperity. I do believe what we face now is spiritual poverty. In contrast to Christmas, Thanksgiving...

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

Thanksgiving is a quintessential American holiday. It is a holiday that in many ways requires some sense of the supernatural – whether we care to acknowledge it or not. Below you will find our first President’s proclamation of Thanksgiving in...

Porn and Sexual Assaults: Is there a link?

At this point I’m utterly disgusted by almost everything I’ve read about the various sexual misdeeds of famous and powerful men. Yes, almost all of these accounts are merely allegations, but I’m finding the apologies of most of these men to be truly...

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