Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
Felix Morley was educated at Haverford College graduating as a bachelor of Arts in 1915.
New College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Felix Morley enjoyed a Rhodes Scholarship to New College at Oxford, England.
Brookings Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Felix Morley became a Doctor of Philosophy at the Brookings Institution in 1936.
Friends School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Felix Morley is a Friends School of Baltimore graduate.
(Originally published in 1924, Unemployment Relief in Grea...)
Originally published in 1924, Unemployment Relief in Great Britain takes up the history of unemployment relief in Great Britain, focusing on the after-effects of the post-war period and the Great Depression. Primarily, the book provides a detailed study of England’s experience with compulsory unemployment insurance and public employment exchanges. The book provides an intriguing study that will appeal to sociologists and historians alike, adeptly weaving practical aspects of the insurance acts and the administration of employment exchanges.
(Power in the People presents a detailed analysis of not o...)
Power in the People presents a detailed analysis of not only the origins of democracy, development and operation of government, and evolution of the country, but also a penetrating look into the character and purpose of the republic. Morley focuses on the founding of American freedom in the conviction that the individual is fully capable of self-government, and therefore power must be dispersed as much as possible among the individual citizens who generate public order from the internal order of their own souls. The power in the people is precisely that of self-government, which minimizes the need for state power, and the self-government is necessarily under the authority of God.
("Individuality is freedom lived," wrote John Dos Passos i...)
"Individuality is freedom lived," wrote John Dos Passos in a passage that serves as a fitting introduction to this unusual volume dedicated to the critical examination of the place of the individual in contemporary society.
(Despite the centralizing tendencies of the American natio...)
Despite the centralizing tendencies of the American national government in the twentieth century, there have been surprisingly few books defending the federal system. Felix Morley's Freedom and Federalism, which examines the root causes of the problem, was thus a pioneering achievement when it first appeared in 1959.
(Knowledgeable specialists in history, politics, and econo...)
Knowledgeable specialists in history, politics, and economics take careful aim at the internationalist policies of President Franklin Roosevelt - the foundation of US globalist, interventionist policy in the decades since. First-rate examinations of the New Deal monetary system (by Murray Rothbard), the meddlesome "Good Neighbor Policy," interventionist diplomacy elsewhere and empire-building at home, and more.
(The journalist and former editor of the Washington Post c...)
The journalist and former editor of the Washington Post chronicles his life and career and offers insight into important world and political events from World War I through the 1950s.
Felix Morley is a Friends School of Baltimore graduate. He was educated at Haverford College graduating as a Bachelor of Arts in 1915. He enjoyed a Rhodes Scholarship to New College at Oxford, England. He obtained a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. He became a Doctor of Philosophy at the Brookings Institution in 1936.
Felix Morley is a recipient of a honorary Doctor of Letters degree from such educational institutions as George Washington University in 1940, Lebanon Valley College in 1952, Towson State University in 1979 and of a honorary Legum Doctor degree from Hamilton College in 1941, the University of Pennsylvania in 1941, Bethany College in 1951, and Western Maryland College in 1964.
In 1915 Felix Morley went to Europe and became an ambulance driver for the British Red Cross. Returning to America, he joined the Army as an officer candidate but was asked to leave - with an honorable discharge - because he expressed too freely his views about the war. He became a reporter for The Philadelphia Ledger. In 1917, he became a Washington correspondent for the United Press news agency. Two years later, he won a Rhodes scholarship and studied for two years at Oxford. Several years later, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the organization of the League of Nations.
In 1922, Morley joined The Baltimore Sun, working in several Far East bureaus and in 1925 becoming the newspaper's first correspondent in China. He Morley left The Sun in 1929, complaining that H.L. Mencken was exercising "excessive influence" on editorial policy. From 1929 to 1931, he was the director of the Geneva office of the League of Nations Association of the United States.
Morley was made the editor of the Washington Post after it was acquired in 1933 by Eugene Meyer (1975-1959) in a bankruptcy auction. He won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1936, three years after he was named editorial page editor of The Washington Post.
After serving as president of Haverford College from 1940 to 1945, Morley returned to journalism, working as a Washington correspondent for Barron's Weekly, a position that he held until retiring from full-time newspaper or magazine work in 1954.
(Power in the People presents a detailed analysis of not o...)1949
("Individuality is freedom lived," wrote John Dos Passos i...)1958
(Knowledgeable specialists in history, politics, and econo...)1976
(Originally published in 1924, Unemployment Relief in Grea...)1924
(The journalist and former editor of the Washington Post c...)1979
(Despite the centralizing tendencies of the American natio...)1959
Morley was one of the founding editors of Human Events in 1944, where he opposed federal overreach and foreign interventionism. However, he left Human Events in 1950 because of its aggressive military stance towards the Soviet Union. He was also one of the founding members of the classical liberal Mont Pelerin Society in 1946.
War Manpower Commission , United States
1942 - 1945
Army Specialized Training Program , United States
Human Relations Commission for Anne Arundel County , United States
Presidential Library Association of the Herbert Clark Hoover Memorial Foundation , United States
Gibson Island Club , United States
Mont Pelerin Society
Felix Morley married Isabel Middleton on December 8, 1917. He had four Children: Lorna Janet, Christina Bird Borden, Anthony Jefferson, and Felix Woodbridge.