Devin Foley

About Devin Foley

Mr. Foley 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.

Is the United States on the Verge of a New Migration?

By |2020-07-28T16:42:33-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Community, Immigration, Politics|

Long have political theorists argued that people naturally congregate with the similarly-minded. We haven’t seen yet a large-scale, purposeful internal migration based primarily upon cultural and religious beliefs, but in our current polarized society, overwhelmed with growing social chaos, it appears that we are about to. As Americans, we are accustomed to a variety [...]

Victory Over Japan: Did the End Justify the Means?

By |2019-09-01T23:50:34-05:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: American Republic, History, Morality, War, World War II|

The central moral issue regarding both the atomic bomb and fire-bombings of cities is whether or not civilians play a key role in a ‘total war.’ When an entire society is mobilized for war, who is making the war possible through production of weapons and materials? What’s the line between combatant and non-combatant? One of [...]

The Sins of Our Fathers: Interest and the National Debt

By |2016-02-21T19:35:17-06:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Economics, Featured, Federal Reserve, Government, Politics|

According to the United States Treasury, the total national debt is $18.2 trillion. The annual, average interest rate on the debt as of July of 2015 is 2.3%, down from 2.4% in July of 2014. Here’s why that’s a problem. Low interest rates mean low carrying costs for debt. If the interest rate is [...]

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