In 1984, a Russian intelligence agent who defected to the United States, Yuri Bezmenov, wrote a book, Love Letter to America. He really did love America, and he had the unique perspective of someone who knew how Communists were working to destroy it.
Today, 36 years later, as America burns with racial division and lawlessness, his warnings are achingly relevant.
Love Letter to America
Tomas Schuman / Yuri Bezmenov
My name is Tomas David Schuman. I am what you may call a “defector” from the USSR, and I have a message for you: I love you very much. I love all of you– liberals and conservatives, “decadent capitalists” and “oppressed masses,” blacks and whites and browns and yellows, rednecks and intellectuals. For me you are the people who created a unique nation, country and society in the history of mankind,– by no means a perfect one, but, let’s face it– the most free, affluent and just in today’s world.
I am not alone in this love. People all over the Earth, whether they praise America or bitterly criticize her, look upon you as the only hope for mankind’s survival and the last stronghold of freedom. Some may not think in these idealistic terms, but they certainly enjoy the fruits of your civilization, often forgetting to be grateful for them. Millions of people in the so-called “socialist camp” or in the “Third World” literally owe their lives to America.