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

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


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


13 Mar 1982, in Gibson Island, Maryland


Mont Pelerin Society, Founding member


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
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)."


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


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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