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

Pass a test to vote?

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, calls to extend voting rights to high school students under the age of eighteen have suddenly risen to prominence. One of the main arguments used by advocates is that adults are making rules about guns...

March for Our Lives: Can they answer this tough question?

Shortly after the Sandy Hook school shooting, Intellectual Takeout created and published the image below. The question is as relevant today as it was then. On March 24, 2018, “March for Our Lives” hosted an impressive protest in Washington, D...

FISA Memo: Who controls our government?

If you’ve been following the developments associated with the Steele Dossier or the allegations that President Trump colluded with the Russians to disrupt and win the 2016 election, then you will know that February 2, 2018 could go down as a...

Trump vs. Bannon: Have you ever met a billionaire?

Like anyone with even a modest interest in politics, I’ve been reading the back-and-forth commentary both about and between Breitbart’s Steve Bannon and President Donald J. Trump. I found Trump’s response to Bannon’s alleged remarks to be...

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

Let’s be honest, we live in an honor-less age; lies and gossip aren’t just the tools of politicians and celebrities. In your own life, you can probably point to any number of people around you -- even church people! -- whose main trade seems to...

‘Man-Flu’: It's real?

It’s day six of the man-flu: my head pounds, body aches, and some foul demon is still sucking the marrow from my bones, so heavy are my limbs. Surprisingly, my wife who is “100-months pregnant” and may be going into labor at any moment has been...

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

At meetings, conferences, receptions, and even during casual conversations I’m inevitably asked if I saw so-and-so on the stir-the-pot talk show last night or if I listened to talking-head-Bob this afternoon on his critique-everything radio show....

Toxic Masculinity at Intellectual Takeout

Last week was one of those weeks when work and life are "t-boned" over and over and over again. At a certain point, you simply resign yourself to your fate, only asking, "What's next?" It was late Thursday night and I had just finished with a pet...

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...

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