20th century American journalist, editor of the Washington Post and Human Events

Reference

Felix Morley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Felix Muskett Morley (6 January 1894 - 13 March 1982) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from the United States. ..."

Born

6 Jan 1894, Felix Muskett Morley, in Haverford, Pennsylvania

Died

13 Mar 1982, in Gibson Island, Maryland

Associations

Founding member, Mont Pelerin Society

Articles

Felix Morley: An Old-fashioned Republican, by Joseph R. Stromberg, Antiwar.com, 7 Dec 1999
"In a speech before the Conservative Society of Yale Law School in November 1954, Morley developed several themes. For the American constitution to function properly, we must shrink back from an activist foreign policy, which necessarily strengthened executive power."
Felix Morley: The Journalist Philosopher, by Oscar B. Johannsen, Fragments, 1985
"Paradoxically, while Felix viewed with apprehension the growth of the American State and warned against its garnering ever-increasing power, nonetheless he favored such organizations as the League of Nations and the United Nations. ... however, ... he wished them to be tied down with restrictions, to prevent them from becoming George Orwell's Big Brother."
Felix Morley – Washington Post & his Career, by Leonard P. Liggio
Biographical essay, based on Morley's For the Record
"Morley says that his objective as editor was to make the Post an 'American version of the Manchester Guardian.' To Morley that meant international coverage and classical liberalism. ... Morley was critical of the Wilson administration's wartime measures such as the Espionage and Sedition Act of 1917 and the Committee on Public Information (Creel Committee)."

Videos

Longines Chronoscope with Felix Morley, 30 Jan 1952
Morley, interviewed by William Bradford Huie and David Taylor March, is asked about the military draft and the influence of politics on colleges and universities