Gerry Foley is dead

by Chris Bertram on May 1, 2012

As a young Trot and reader of Intercontinental Press (I’m talking late 70s, early 80s) I was somewhat astonished when people told me about Gerry Foley, who has just died. As Jeff Mackler’s obit on Red Mole Rising says, he could read in 90 languages and was fluent in more than a dozen. There’s lots of bonus detail on the history of American Trotskyism, on McCarthy, and on the extent of FBI surveillance of far-left meetings. Worth a read. RIP.



ptl 05.01.12 at 11:17 am


ptl 05.01.12 at 12:03 pm

Sorry, also, RIP.


Dan 05.02.12 at 1:00 pm

Sounds to have been very impressive guy. I’m sceptical of the 90 languages, though — that would put him well into world record territory.

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