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

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...

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...

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