Page 128. " a movement which protects itself against counter-revolution "

In this video, Professor Oleg Kalugin talks about how he was recruited into the KGB and what his attitudes were at the time.  As a young man in the USSR he was isolated from the rest of the world; he and his peers believed unquestioningly in the Party and service to the Party.

Page 128. " we have never pretended to be wholly just "

This film about the Russian Intelligence Services, from the Cheka to the present-day FSB, does not reflect Fiedler's intellectual philosophizing but it does illustrate the means used to achieve their masters' political aims.

Page 133. " It is said that Balzac on his deathbed "

Honoré de Balzac
Public DomainHonoré de Balzac - Credit: Louis-Auguste Bisson
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French playwright and author.  His great work, La Comédie humaine, consisted of nearly a hundred novels, plays and short stories, filled with a multitude of complex, multi-faceted characters reflecting the nature of life in Paris after Napoleon.