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

Why Grad Rates are Meaningless

In a recent Intellectual Takeout piece, Daniel Lattier pointed out that colleges are now having to deal with incoming “book virgins”. To gain admittance to college in the 17th century, students had to be able to read and translate various Latin...

‘White America’: Eminem channels Christopher Lasch

You know Eminem, but do you know Christopher Lasch? He was one of the more brilliant political philosophers of the 20th century and seemingly spot on in his book The Culture of Narcissism. I was reminded of that when in the same day I...

If You “Do No Harm,” Should They Leave You Alone?

The “do no harm” principle underlies many political and social arguments made over the last few decades. Essentially, its proponents believe that as long as one person doesn’t harm another, then he or she should be free to do whatever. Naturally...

Princeton Prof: The 3 Pillars of a Decent Society

It’s clichéd but true to state that Americans are deeply divided politically. The division is so strong that there are now competing definitions for terms such as freedom, justice, progress, and, even, racism. If at our core, we cannot even...

Finding the Good in Suffering

The plethora of dieting regimens, marathons, and fitness programs are united in showing us that there are benefits to suffering. We may extend our life through improved physical strength, better hone the mind, or even achieve stronger emotional...

Chicago: 75% of Murdered Are Black, 71% of Murderers Are Black

After hearing about a woman attempting to start a sex-strike in Chicago to end gun violence, we thought it would be good to dig into the numbers a little bit. We wish we hadn't.  Simply put, Chicago has a massive Black-on-Black murder...

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Oddly enough, and despite the wretched news of another mass shooting right on the heels of several others, the latest reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicate that gun violence is actually down. Statistically, we’re safer now than we...

‘Why are we so miserable?’

Over at Crisis Magazine, Professor Anne Maloney, who teaches philosophy at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, shared some of what she’s seen happening to young women on college campuses with the advent of the hook-up culture. If it...

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

Science and space junkies are thrilled by the success of the recent Juno mission that put a NASA satellite into orbit around Jupiter. As Google writes: Juno’s five year, 500 million mile journey will culminate in a treasure trove of new...

The First Banzai Charge was Actually in Alaska

It’s probably safe to say that many Americans don’t know that the Japanese actually invaded the Aleutian Islands of Alaska during World War II. And while that may be a surprise to learn, it’s how the battle ended that is really shocking. For the...

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