Updated: Jan 11
Chandler Davis photographed in 1975. (Wikimedia Commons)
Chan Davis, who died last month at the age of 96, faced down McCarthyite blacklists and imprisonment to pursue a brilliant academic career. Davis knew how to change and learn from political experience, but he always remained loyal to his socialist principles.
“The death of this endlessly resilient, lifelong radical seems like the passing of an emissary from a world of the socialist Left that no longer exists.”