The documents about the spy application of Plamen Mitev (Bulgarian National security) (Hristov, 2013) are among the most important documents about the history of contemporary academic science and education.
This case only describes the black picture of the communism, but also gives arguments why we SHOULD NOT have any secret agents in the academic life and the titles of such agents should be immediately removed, as well as the institution should have the policy to fire them from their positions.
To recall, Plamen Mitev applied for a spy upon offer in 1983. Then, he was young, that means, it is expected to continue in the academic life as spy who will have projects. One of the explanations is that he had only 6 hours at the university. However, the university does not pay him for this hour – the salary presumes that beyond these hours, there are many hours for preparing for lectures. If somebody has second job, it will be known. But with spy position, it is invisible.
Then, the secret agent has been paid for teaching while he uses the time and the same environment for spying. You go in morning, greet a colleague. But this colleague is not a real colleague. He/she is a spy and will use the empathy of colleagueship to write slanders against you, especially if you are not liked. Some slanders have a character of planned assassination – for instance, Mercia Macdermott (double slanders – UK and BG) is known as a participant in the plans for assassination of Georgi Markov. Most recently, Marek Zvelebil died before his most important participation about the communist archaeology – for the first time after 1989 it was planned undressing of the communist archaeology. The author is at least two times “object” of attempts to be killed.
Then, we can formulate the first two arguments why it is a crime a person involves in making culture to be a spy: 1. Using a social space for culture as an arena for slanders and spying, then, making the life dangerous for most innocent people. 2. Compromising the institution, which pays for certain activity while the time has been using for spying and often most corrupted projects, or for collaboration with criminalism.
Spying by involved in culture persons should be considered as a crime in all countries in the world. This is a construct of the global mind for the humanistic future of people’s life.
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Hristov, H. (2013). = Христов, Х (2013). Скрит зад §12: Досието на проф. Пламен Митев, декан на Историческия факултет на СУ.