Devin Foley

Devin Foley

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Devin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Charlemagne Institute, which operates Intellectual Takeout, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and the Alcuin Internship. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science. Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout/The Charlemagne Institute, 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 presenting 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 eighteen years and have six children. When he's not working, Devin enjoys time with family 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

What Is a Washingtonian Foreign Policy?

Wars and rumors of wars abound. Some want us to see Russia as our perpetual enemy. China, realistically, can be counted as a threat. But to what end? Then there is the desire for a permanent alliance with Israel. Others talk of a U.S. military...

The Root of Our Troubles

(This story was originally published by Intellectual Takeout on January 28, 2019.) Like you, I’m horrified by the exponential growth in social chaos and totalitarian impulses ravaging our country. It seems as though nothing makes sense, there isn...

Why Can't We Handle Silence?

For Lent in 2018, I gave up noise. No music in the car, headphones at work, or background music while I did projects at home. It was exceptionally difficult, and hammered home to me how dependent we are on anything that will distract us from our...

Notre Dame Burns. As Does Our Civilization?

Nine-hundred years of heritage and beauty were left in smoldering ashes today after a fire consumed the once-great Cathedral of Notre Dame.    Back in college, and before I converted to Catholicism, I had the great fortune of...

Covington: Stay Strong, Boys!

Boys, in you I see my own teenage sons. Shoulder to shoulder they will stand with you and march into the culture war that you are unfortunately inheriting.   You have been through a lot already:   1) Yesterday was...

Is Tucker Right?

Recently, Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Show, opined that the free market isn’t always good for families. Naturally, all hell broke loose from many corners of the conservative and libertarian movements.   As almost anyone...

Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis: PA AG Says He Has Evidence That Vatican Knew

Can you imagine a worse job than being in law enforcement with the duty of investigating cases of child sex abuse? How that must leave a person permanently scarred in soul and mind - and how that person must burn with a desire for justice....

Pedophilia & the Pope: Did He Cover It Up?

It is no light matter to allege or outright accuse any man, let alone the Pope, of covering up pedophilia. What is before you is an account of the outbreak of the current sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the events that have led to...

Portland: A Preview of Civil War?

Last week, Rasmussen Reports released a poll that revealed 31% of Americans think a U.S. civil war is likely soon. 59% of all voters are concerned that “those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence.”   On Saturday,...

Illegal Immigrant Families: The Questions to REALLY Ask

As is the pattern lately, the country is worked up into a froth about an issue that’s been going on for years. In a week or two, it will likely be forgotten. Honestly, can you remember what the two-minutes-of-hate was about a few weeks ago? What...

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