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

The Christmas Story according to Luke

For Christians, the story actually starts well before Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the little town of Bethlehem. It goes back to prophesies and promises found in the Old Testament and the ancient Jewish traditions. “Therefore the Lord himself shall...

What if teenagers can’t even read?

The teacher’s words are a year old now, but still deeply troubling. In her December 4, 2014 letter to the editor, Kim Dallas, an English teacher at Rosemount High School in Minnesota had the following to say: “I teach high school English, and I...

Happy Thanksgiving!

In an America devoted to the celebration of the self, Thanksgiving is an anachronism. Perhaps that’s why it’s become my favorite holiday. George Washington first proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving on November 26, 1789, “to acknowledge the...

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

From the beginning, America has proclaimed national days of thanksgiving. In November of 1783, Congress proclaimed: “[S]et apart the second Thursday in December next, as a day of public thanksgiving, that all the people may then assemble to...

The Last Hurrah of Old, White America?

I've been told that once an approaching tsunami is sensed, many animals move inland to escape destruction. Maybe it's true, maybe it's not. What is true is that old, white America - the America that remembers apple pie and Jesus Christ - senses its...

Christianity Needs to Clean Up its Own House

Comments that one reads or hears from many Christians often revolve around the term “truth”. The “truth” is generally presented as synonymous with Christianity and is used as a way to push back against modern relativism. But what is forgotten is...

Roots of Our Insecurities

The news regularly alerts us to allegedly rising rates of depression and anxiety for modern Americans. What we don’t often see is a general discussion about what could cause those issues in a world in which everything is supposedly getting better...

Free Sh*t Matters?

Is it reasonable to be angry at legitimate police brutality and to want justice? Absolutely. But let’s be honest about what we’ve seen play out too many times in America. Building on the anger surrounding the 2012-2013 Trayvon Martin trial...

Why do Muslims seem to be involved in more violence?

Other than Israel and a few clusters of Christians, the Middle East and parts of Africa are dominated by Islam, though with various internal divisions. Over recent decades, much terrorism and violence has become associated with the region. Is it...

There is No Neutral Parenting

Occasionally, you’ll see and hear comments about parents indoctrinating their children or imposing their “values” upon them. The reality is that there is no neutral parenting. Children are brought into a culture and home that they do not choose....

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