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

Understanding the Logic of our Cultural Chaos

Ruth Benedict was a cultural anthropologist who studied the Japanese extensively in World War II. She reflected on her findings in The Chrysanthemum and the Sword. These days, many individuals have a sense of a culture in turmoil, of societal...

Like Father, Like Son?

Due to digging by CBS News, it appears that in the case of the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. While Omar Mateen was born in the U.S., his father Seddique Mir Mateen was an immigrant from...

Disgusting: Anti-Trump Protesters Show who is Violent and Hateful

Things are clearly getting heated in politics with the arrival of Donald Trump. Since the Chicago, anti-Trump protests broke out in violence, the subsequent anti-Trump protests seem to be escalating in violence whether in New Mexico, San Diego, or...

The Dangers of 'Hate Speech' Rules

Russell Kirk argued that to engage in politics and ideas we must “draw the sword of imagination”. By that he meant, we must imagine all the ways in which a policy or an idea may do either good or harm. Recently, Facebook, Twitter, and other...

To Hell and Back

At age 12 I discovered Audie Murphy’s autobiography, To Hell and Back. As America’s most decorated soldier in World War II, it only seems fitting on this Memorial Day weekend to turn to the opening pages: On a hill just inland from the invasion...

Worthy of our Inheritance?

“The American people ought to be able to see their own boys as they fall in battle; to come directly and without words into the presence of their own dead.”  That sentence was LIFE’s justification for publishing this photo by George...

Intolerant Leftists Shut Down Gay Alt-Right Speaker

It seems that every week or even every few days we’re treated to another example of college students blocking free speech, shouting down a speaker, or thoroughly disrupting an event. What’s surprising is who is doing it. All of these videos so...

What is Law?

In the West, while there is a very long history of debate over law in society, the assumptions upon which the law rested have often been broadly shared, having come from the synthesis of Christianity and Hellenism or, as it is often referred to, the...

Why We Need Alpha Males

My colleague, Annie Holmquist, discovered some statistics about the decline in masculinity that have troubled me since the moment I looked over them. Here’s the key part of her piece: “In recent years, a mildly trending topic of discussion has...

We Warned the Japanese…

One of my high school history classes was taught by a coach. I’ll never forget it. While a coach is certainly capable of teaching history, for him it seemed that his only desire was to get through the drudgery so he could get back to coaching his...

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