In a prevous post, I mentioned how recently arrested spy Walter Kendall Myers was motivated by ideology like British spies Kim Philby, Donald McClean, and Guy Burgess. Now it turns out that Myers was also an admirer of those three traitors:
Myers expressed high regard for the notorious Kim Philby and two other Brits—Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess—who became Soviet double agents during the Cold War. According to my notes, Myers suggested that they were called by their sense of duty to "save" Europe (rather than the British Empire), and that U.S. and U.K. policies "turned them into" spies.
Myers was not stupid. He certainly had knowledge of what was happening in the Soviet Union during the reign of Stalin. Why is it that such a man can support such cruelty and inhumanity?