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

Is there evil?

These days it is fashionable to dismiss the idea of good and evil. If there is good and evil, then not everything is relative. If there is good and evil, then our lives can and should be judged. If there is good and evil, then other bigger questions...

The Twists of History

When it comes to foreign policy, one of the big discussions these days is over the potential agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear facilities. In history, such grand goals of peace have not always gone the way intended. Obviously, the Treaty...

The Dangers of Pot Stirring

Regarding Vester Lee Flanagan, the man who shot Alison Parker, Adam Ward, and Vicki Gardner during a live news feed, The Daily Beast reports: “Vester Lee Flanagan faxed a 23-page suicide note to ABC News after he killed two Roanoke, Virginia,...

Flee the schools?

People homeschool for a variety of reasons: academics, socialization, religion, finances, and so on. Whatever the case, if you’ve found yourself considering homeschooling, you’ve probably considered all of the other options and feel a little...

13 Quotes from Cicero

The wisdom of the past still rings true today. On display today are a few examples from Cicero’s On Duties, written shortly after Rome transitioned from a republic to an empire. What is truly amazing is that these writings are from over 2,000 years...

Real Justice

For most of the history of the West, justice has been defined as, “To give each his due.” Unfortunately, we have lost that understanding along the way. In its simplest form, to act with justice is to judge each person as an individual. Such...

Thank you, PolitiFact!

If you’re familiar with the federal government’s budgeting process and you follow social media, your head has probably exploded at least a dozen times when you see misleading information circulated as truth. Of course, countering it every time is...

For Money could not Keep

While sometimes it seems clichéd to bring up the German Weimar Republic of the 1920s, it’s still a good lesson on what happens to a people and a nation under hyper-inflation. Too often individuals will try to draw direct parallels to the Weimar...

Another Lesson in Economics

Have you seen this one? If you’re not familiar with what’s happening, the government of Venezuela embarked on a socialist experiment and it’s not going well. Promising prosperity for all, Venezuela’s government under Hugo Chavez took over...

The Universal Orphanage

According to a poll done by Pew Research in December 2014, less than half of American kids now live in a traditional family. You can see the massive decline of children living in a traditional family in the chart below:    Many...

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