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

Forget Perfecting Humans, Let’s Just Replace Them

Aldous Huxley famously opens Brave New World with a tour of a human hatchery wherein embryos are conditioned to be a part of certain classes of people, designed for specific tasks. Here’s a tease: “’Guaranteed sterile. Which brings us at last,’...

Mechanizing and Destroying

Over at First Things, Peter J. Leithart writes about the rise of industrialism and the death of masculinity. He uses Philipp Blom’s books Fracture and The Vertigo Years as the core for his discussion. For 21st century man, we have grown up in a...

Restoring the Local

At present, the stated vision of Intellectual Takeout is the following: “A cultural renaissance in America based on the ideals of freedom, justice, and subsidiarity.” We get a lot of questions about that last word, “subsidiarity”. So, what is it...

Learning from a Little Princess

When it comes to life lessons, classic children’s books have a special way of conveying truths and wisdom. They don’t beat a child over the head or talk down to the child. Instead, the child comes to identify with the characters, seeing who is good...

Embracing Values, Losing Meaning

“Nowadays we hear a great deal about ‘teaching values’ in schools. Although sincerely held by many people who mean well, this notion is a mistaken concept. For what true education attempts to impart is meaning, not value. This sly misemployment of...

Is there evil?

These days it is fashionable to dismiss the idea of good and evil. If there is good and evil, then not everything is relative. If there is good and evil, then our lives can and should be judged. If there is good and evil, then other bigger questions...

The Twists of History

When it comes to foreign policy, one of the big discussions these days is over the potential agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear facilities. In history, such grand goals of peace have not always gone the way intended. Obviously, the Treaty...

The Dangers of Pot Stirring

Regarding Vester Lee Flanagan, the man who shot Alison Parker, Adam Ward, and Vicki Gardner during a live news feed, The Daily Beast reports: “Vester Lee Flanagan faxed a 23-page suicide note to ABC News after he killed two Roanoke, Virginia,...

Flee the schools?

People homeschool for a variety of reasons: academics, socialization, religion, finances, and so on. Whatever the case, if you’ve found yourself considering homeschooling, you’ve probably considered all of the other options and feel a little...

13 Quotes from Cicero

The wisdom of the past still rings true today. On display today are a few examples from Cicero’s On Duties, written shortly after Rome transitioned from a republic to an empire. What is truly amazing is that these writings are from over 2,000 years...

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