Devin Foley

Devin Foley

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Devin is the co-founder and president of Intellectual Takeout. 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, where he was responsible for meeting a $1 million annual budget. He has been a commentator on a variety of TV and radio stations, and was named a 2011 Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science.

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Recent blog posts by this author

The Last Hurrah of Old, White America?

I've been told that once an approaching tsunami is sensed, many animals move inland to escape destruction. Maybe it's true, maybe it's not. What is true is that old, white America - the America that remembers apple pie and Jesus Christ - senses its...

Christianity Needs to Clean Up its Own House

Comments that one reads or hears from many Christians often revolve around the term “truth”. The “truth” is generally presented as synonymous with Christianity and is used as a way to push back against modern relativism. But what is forgotten is...

Roots of Our Insecurities

The news regularly alerts us to allegedly rising rates of depression and anxiety for modern Americans. What we don’t often see is a general discussion about what could cause those issues in a world in which everything is supposedly getting better...

Free Sh*t Matters?

Is it reasonable to be angry at legitimate police brutality and to want justice? Absolutely. But let’s be honest about what we’ve seen play out too many times in America. Building on the anger surrounding the 2012-2013 Trayvon Martin trial...

Why do Muslims seem to be involved in more violence?

Other than Israel and a few clusters of Christians, the Middle East and parts of Africa are dominated by Islam, though with various internal divisions. Over recent decades, much terrorism and violence has become associated with the region. Is it...

There is No Neutral Parenting

Occasionally, you’ll see and hear comments about parents indoctrinating their children or imposing their “values” upon them. The reality is that there is no neutral parenting. Children are brought into a culture and home that they do not choose....

Pursuing the Good Life

In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis writes upon the differences between previous eras in human history and our modern world, which has arguably been building since the 1700s: "For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform...

Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Oddly enough in our hyper-cynical society, there seems to be little questioning about underlying goals of some of the #BlackLivesMatter protests and related on-campus activism. Not to worry, Tom Wolfe did the job, pulling back the curtain for us...

How do we spend our time?

Over at Ted.com, we learn that as a planet we spend 3 billion hours a week playing video games. The article further reports that: "The average young person racks up 10,000 hours of gaming by the age of 21 -- or 24 hours less than they spend in...

It's True, We're Biased

These days it’s fashionable to chastise people by calling them “biased.” The accusation of “bias” is supposed to leave the accused cowering and begging for forgiveness.  We frequently see this accusation hurled about on our social media...

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