How the KGB Used Universities to Undermine America
Pajamas Media has posted a fascinating YouTube clip of an interview with former KGB agent and Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov, who, according to the caption, "explains how the KGB worked from within American universities to demoralize our society in a generation" (hat tip: Candace de Russy at Phi Beta Cons).
Bezmenov details the KGB's indoctrination of American university students in the 1960s to a pro-communist, anti-capitalist mindset. Those same students, Bezmenov points out, went on to become today's politicians, professors, and university administration faculty. Judging by the level of anti-Americanism in higher education, not to mention the passing of the self-loathing torch to today's college students, it appears the KGB's efforts were quite successful.
Italian communist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, whose "total state" strategy outlined how to undermine Western democracies through the subversion of their institutions, would have been proud. That Gramsci wrote his thesis from a prison cell in one of Mussolini's gulags tells the true story. As Bezmenov reminds us in his interview, the useful idiots never stop believing.