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

Soundtrack for a Civil War

What is it about music that it can so perfectly capture our sentiments? For anyone who has watched Ken Burns’ series on the Civil War, you probably would recognize ‘Ashokan Farewell’ as the melody played through much of it. Here it is put to...

Ignoring Boy Rape

The New York Times and other media outlets are reporting on a disturbing story about Afghan allies raping boys, even on American bases, and American soldiers being punished for speaking out against the practice. Here’s a revolting bit of the...

Making Parents Responsible

There is a lot of talk about the government needing to help single parents or to take care of children. In some cases, charity is absolutely necessary. But is it possible that we overemphasize the need of government, particularly the federal...

This is news?

I’ve been told that the video about a rat dragging a pizza is trending in the news. I’m sure it’s good clickbait material, which we might even benefit from, too. But at least we’re being honest. USA Today, “the nation’s newspaper”,...

Celebrating Toilet Cleaners

For my entire school-age existence (even through college), my mother cleaned houses. She worked incredibly hard and built an impressive little business. While I wasn’t a big fan of telling people my mom cleaned houses, I was still very proud of how...

What Harvard Neglected in 1982

Going through some old, family documents this week, I stumbled upon a clipping fromHarvard Magazine that included an address given by Reverend Peter J. Gomes of Harvard University to the school's graduating seniors in 1982.   It's a...

Refugees, Migrants, or Invaders?

Stories of refugees and immigration fill the news. After the awful image of a drowned child washed up on a Turkish beach was promoted around the world, one gets the feeling that any opposition to refugees and migrants is unacceptable. I have...

Advice from My Father

I barely knew my father. As is typical of my generation, my parents separated and then divorced when I was only four or five. After picking up the pieces of his shattered existence, my father reentered my life with some regularity when I was...

What is "Secularism"?

What is fascinating about our times is the dominant cultural narrative is set against religion. By that we mean that our modern secular society depends upon acknowledging that previous cultures were established upon religion and we are not. In other...

Some Stories are Worth Remembering

A few years back, I met an intern who was working with a conservative group. I suspect a lot of folks would read that and consider this sort of person to be a Bible-thumping troglodyte. Au contraire. During a conversation about pop culture, we...

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