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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Study of National Differences requires Tough-Mindedness

Ruth Benedict was a cultural anthropologist enlisted during World War II to help American leadership better understand the cultural attitudes and thinking of the Japanese. In 1946 she published her findings and views on the topic in The...

Are Black, out-of-wedlock birthrates helping drive the violence in Chicago?

The rising crime in Chicago continues to shock the nation. So far this year, over 1,100 people have been shot and nearly 250 murdered. Sadly, the trend looks like it will put Chicago on a pace for new records, though not the kind a city would want....

The Undemocratic Democratic Primary

Bernie Sanders has won another primary in West Virginia, taking 18 delegates while Hillary Clinton took 11. But, as we’ve been told over and over again, he has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination. Why? Because of the “superdelegates”....

Forgotten: What happened after the Doolittle Raid.

In the early days of World War II as the Japanese advanced their “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” through the military subjugation of an incredible number of peoples, islands, and nations, they turned their attention to the United States...

The Failure of Money this Election

Over the years a lot of Americans representing a wide variety of political stripes have been concerned about money in politics. One concern is the ability of money to change elections, the other concern is the power of money to influence legislation...

Chesterton on the ‘New Rebel’

Orthodoxy (1908) is known as one of G.K. Chesterton’s classics. What is truly fascinating about the work is that it is both a critique of the social and cultural changes taking place at the turn of the last century and a sort of prophecy of what was...

If you care about your cause, don’t do this.

At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the College Republicans recently hosted an event with three right-leaning individuals, Milo Yiannopoulos, Christina Hoff Sommers, and Steven Crowder, called “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone...

10 Impressive Insights from Teddy Roosevelt

Harvard educated, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt first entered into public life at the age of 23 when he won election to the New York State Assembly. There he served three terms. But disaster struck when both his wife and mother died within hours of...

Is Propaganda Necessary in the Modern World?

Edward Bernays is often referred to as the “father of public relations” and was one of the great proponents of propaganda in the 20th century. According to his biography, “During World War I, he was an integral part – along with Walter...

5’9” White Guy: ‘I’m a 6’5” Chinese woman’

There’s another ‘interview-college-kids’ video floating around social media that’s getting a fair bit of attention these days. This one takes place at the University of Washington and involves a 5’ 9” white guy asking questions about his identity to...

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