Devin Foley

Devin Foley

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Devin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer 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

Who will read in the future?

As you’ve probably noticed, Facebook has been pushing video content since early-2017. As you scroll your feed, you’ll see it dominated by two things: written updates from friends and video from content producers. In 2016, Facebook VP Nicola...

Can America stop being the world's policeman?

On September 19, 1796, our first president said goodbye to his country and offered his advice to any who would listen in a document known as “Washington’s Farewell Address.” In it, President Washington covered a wide variety of topics, including...

Propaganda: The Accusation is More Important than the Verdict

If we’re truly honest with ourselves, we would recognize news ultimately as a form of gossip. Who’s having business trouble? Which actress embarrassed herself? What do the elite think about fashion? Some of it is valuable, but most of it is merely...

What matters in life?

Sometimes it’s good to ponder your life through the works of the past. Here are two for you: When You Are Old When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft...

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

These days it’s popular to view whites and their history as particularly barbaric. We’re told to look at the wars, look at the colonization, look at the slavery. But those making those remarks seem to have forgotten that all of those things have...

What to Do On Thanksgiving

For a variety of reasons, modern America is both incredibly blessed and yet utterly frantic. We’ve lost something along the way to our material prosperity. I do believe what we face now is spiritual poverty. In contrast to Christmas, Thanksgiving...

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

Thanksgiving is a quintessential American holiday. It is a holiday that in many ways requires some sense of the supernatural – whether we care to acknowledge it or not. Below you will find our first President’s proclamation of Thanksgiving in...

Porn and Sexual Assaults: Is there a link?

At this point I’m utterly disgusted by almost everything I’ve read about the various sexual misdeeds of famous and powerful men. Yes, almost all of these accounts are merely allegations, but I’m finding the apologies of most of these men to be truly...

Psychologist: What is the role of the father?

Study after study shows the tremendously negative impact of not having a father present during childhood. While the damage is especially evident with boys, girls also suffer the consequences -- hence the unfortunate phrase, “She has daddy issues...

Progress Comes Through Conflict?

When we pontificate upon or dream of further human progress, it is often accompanied by utopian images of peace, equality, and tolerance. And yet if we look to the past to measure human progress we find not peace and equality, but rather conflict...

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