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

Finding the Good in Suffering

The plethora of dieting regimens, marathons, and fitness programs are united in showing us that there are benefits to suffering. We may extend our life through improved physical strength, better hone the mind, or even achieve stronger emotional...

Chicago: 75% of Murdered Are Black, 71% of Murderers Are Black

After hearing about a woman attempting to start a sex-strike in Chicago, ultimately based on the Ancient Greek play Lysistrata, to end the gun violence, we thought it would be good to dig into the numbers a little bit. We wish we hadn't. ...

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Oddly enough, and despite the wretched news of another mass shooting right on the heels of several others, the latest reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicate that gun violence is actually down. Statistically, we’re safer now than we...

‘Why are we so miserable?’

Over at Crisis Magazine, Professor Anne Maloney, who teaches philosophy at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, shared some of what she’s seen happening to young women on college campuses with the advent of the hook-up culture. If it...

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

Science and space junkies are thrilled by the success of the recent Juno mission that put a NASA satellite into orbit around Jupiter. As Google writes: Juno’s five year, 500 million mile journey will culminate in a treasure trove of new...

The First Banzai Charge was Actually in Alaska

It’s probably safe to say that many Americans don’t know that the Japanese actually invaded the Aleutian Islands of Alaska during World War II. And while that may be a surprise to learn, it’s how the battle ended that is really shocking. For the...

Why the Hillary E-mail Scandal Should Matter to You

On the 4th of July, Intellectual Takeout posted a clip of the John Adams HBO series to the Facebook page. In it, during a debate over whether or not the colonies should declare their independence from Great Britain, Adams states, “…I see...

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

Today’s culture rarely references the seven deadly sins rooted in Christianity that had been known to nearly all men of the West for almost 2,000 years. Occasionally, one of the sins may be referenced in pop culture, but to my knowledge the most...

If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

Reflecting on the American Revolution in 1818, John Adams wrote, "The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations." And so it is today. Last week's tectonic...

The Reason for your 3-Day Weekend

It’s fashionable now to look cynically upon the Founders of our country, to dismiss their efforts as just rich, white men trying to grab power from other rich, white men. And while many of our educational and political leaders may push such a...

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