Video: Yuri Bezmenov on Soviet Subversion

Here are some fun archival videos from Edward Griffin’s 1985 documentary featuring long interviews with KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, who talks about the Soviet “strategy of subversion” of the free press in the West, the machinery of state propaganda, and the instrumentalization of “useful idiots” abroad. Last May, one blogger tracked down a copy of a 1967 copy of Look magazine which Bezmenov brags he manipulated into running a glowing story entitled “Russia Today.” It is somewhat amusing that the Kremlin’s new state-run fake TV news organ carries the same name. Check out these videos while you can before they get taken down (as they have been in the past). We can think of quite a few “useful idiots” taking on this very role today… Many more videos after the jump.