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

Is Modern Life Making People Lonely?

We walk the streets rarely making eye contact with those we brush up against. We zoom along our freeways, only occasionally glancing at the driver beside us. We sit on the metro and hope we don’t need to make conversation. We wave at our neighbors...

Good Luck Deciphering This Academic Gibberish!

There is a special drudgery to much of academic writing these days. If you think some of it is incomprehensible, it is. But to the writer and a select circle, you are too stupid to understand it. So which one is closer to the truth? Back...

Not Equal?

In the public mind, sex and gender are now separate, though the terms are often confused. Just to clarify, according to the dominant cultural narrative of our time sex (male or female) is biological while gender (masculine or feminine) is how one...

6 Extremely Relevant Quotes from C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man

Given the national debate raging about Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of human body parts to advance scientific knowledge, it’s worth turning to one of the 20th century’s noted philosophers on the relation of power, man’s desire for scientific...

Phrase of the Day: Nostalgie de la Boue

Tom Wolfe, probably most famous for authoring The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, has a fascinating explanation of the phrase in his book Radical Chic. In it, Wolfe lampoons wealthy, New York socialites of the 1970s for embracing groups...

Cecil the Lion Named for Racist, Imperialist

If you know anything about the colonization of Africa in the 1800s, you might be wondering about where “Cecil the Lion” got his name. You see, there was an Englishman named Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) who left quite the mark on the African continent...

The Intellectual Storm Upon Us

"A great desolation grows about us but up there is the warmth of a fireside and the loveliness of a garden. There are shrines for the devout, but up there is a shrine for those who are going to war, for those who will see the shivering void beyond...

The Revolution was in the minds and hearts...

Reflecting on the American Revolution in 1818, John Adams wrote, "The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations." And so it is today. Last week's tectonic...

"...they take away our fathers..."

How different would it be for Freddie Gray today if he had had a stable family? Buried in the stories about his death and criminal record, we learn: “Court papers describe Gray's childhood as problematic. He lived with his heroin-...

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