Frank Hanighen

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Frank Cleary Hanighen (1899 – January 10, 1964) was an American journalist.[1]


Frank Hanighen graduated from Harvard College.[1][2] He worked as a foreign correspondent in Europe for The New York Post and The Philadelphia Record.[1][2] He then worked as a Washington, D.C. correspondent for Common Sense.[1] He later worked as an editorial assistant for Dodd, Mead and Company.[1] He also wrote a column for The Freeman.[3]

In 1944, he was a founding editor of Human Events, together with Felix Morley and William Henry Chamberlin.[1][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

He was involved in America First Committee, favoring isolationism during World War II.[1]


  • Merchants of Death (1934, together with H. C. Engelbrecht)
  • The Secret War (1934)
  • Santa Anna, the Napoleon of the West (1934)
  • Nothing But Danger (1939, editor)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Martin H. Folly, Niall A. Palmer, Historical dictionary of US diplomacy from World War I through World War II, Scarecrow Press, 2010 p. 142 [1]
  2. ^ a b Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, Right face: organizing the American conservative movement 1945-65, Museum Tusculanum Press, 2002, p. 82 [2]
  3. ^ Richard Viguerie, David Frank, America's right turn: How Conservatives used new and alternative media to take power, Bonus Books, 2004, p. 56
  4. ^ Murray Rothbard, The Betrayal of the American Right, Auburn, Alabama: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2007, p. 137 [3]
  5. ^ Nicole Hoplin, Ron Robinson, Funding fathers: the unsung heroes of the conservative movement, Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2008, p. 39 [4]
  6. ^ Felix Morley, Michael Henry, The Power in the People, Transaction Publishers, 2010, p. xi [5]
  7. ^ Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Mises: the last knight of liberalism, Auburn, Alabama: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2007, p. 840 [6]
  8. ^ George H. Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, ISI Books, 2006, p. 16
  9. ^ Sara Diamond, Roads to dominion: right-wing movements and political power in the United States, Guilford Press, 1995, p. 24
  10. ^ Gregory L. Schneider, Conservatism in America since 1930: a reader, New York, New York: NYU Press, 2003 p. 8 [7]
  11. ^ J. Richard Piper, Ideologies and institutions: American conservative and liberal governance prescriptions since 1933, Rowman & Littlefield, 1997, p. 134 [8]
  12. ^ Linda Bridges, John R. Coyne, Strictly Right: William F. Buckley, Jr. and the American conservative movement, John Wiley and Sons, 2007, pp. 28-29 [9]