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

Felix Muskett Morley (6 January 1894 – 13 March 1982) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and college administrator from the United States.

Born

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

Died

13 Mar 1982, in Gibson Island, Maryland

Associations

Mont Pelerin Society, Founding member

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 Liggio
Review of Morley's autobiographical For the Record
"Felix Morley (1894-1982) a leading libertarian scholar, editor and a founding member of the Mont Pelerin Society was made editor of the Washington Post after it was acquired in 1933 by Eugene Meyer ... In the Spring of 1940 Morley was appointed the new president of Haverford College ... Felix Morley kept a diary all his life, so his memoirs are extremely detailed. ... Morley ... notes that the Pennsylvania legislature rejected the 16th Amendment authorizing an Income Tax. ... Morley was critical of the Wilson administration’s wartime measures such as the Espionage and Sedition Act of 1917 ..."

Writings

Honoring a Prophet, Reason, Jul 1981
Review of Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov
"My diary records that I first met Chodorov on September 1, 1949, as I was leaving for Europe to do some broadcasting and, incidentally, to promote Human Events, of which I was then president and, in effect, editor. ... Anyway, the policy of Human Events had to be clarified. So, on February 14, 1950, I called a meeting of its stockholders to decide whether or not the editorial direction should be unified. ... I therefore resigned as president and surrendered my stock while agreeing to continue editorial supervision until June 1 to give Hanighen time to reorganize."
Related Topic: Frank Chodorov

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

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