Albania Today was a political and informative review produced bi-monthly from the first issue that appeared in November/December at the end of 1971 until everything hit the fan in 1990.
For 20 years it was one way to keep up with the political developments within the country, including its relationship with The People’s Republic of China.
Although there is an emphasis on political statements and speeches there are also insights into the changes, developments and ideas existing within Albanian society during the 1970s and 1980s.
Thanks to the comrades of bannedthought for the majority of scans on this page.
(We do not have access to No 3 (22) 1975. If anyone could scan that issue and send it to us, or lend it so we could do the scanning, that would be greatly appreciated.)
The full list of contents can be found here.
The anti-Fascist national liberation war – a great people’s revolution led by the Communist Party of Albania – Nexhmije Hoxha
Albania’s example in socialist construction
Reformist and revisionist trade unions in the service of the bourgeoisie
Writers and Artists are aids of the Party for the Communist education of our men and women – Enver Hoxha
The leading role of the Party grows with the development and consolidation of Socialism
The strength of our army is based on its revolutionary popular character
Bureaucratism – a dangerous enemy of Socialism
To contribute to society the maximum of our energies and take from it what is due to us
Socialist State – organised proletariat as a ruling class
Vigorous development of the Socialist economy in the PRA
Intellectualism – a totality of counter-revolutionary concepts and practices
The place of folklore and its role in the socialist artistic culture
Speech delivered at the 30th Session of U.N. General Assembly by Nesti Nase
The whole issue is devoted to Volume 19 (in Albanian) of Enver Hoxha’s Collected Works. This includes the heroic speech that he made at the Meeting of the 81 Communist Parties in Moscow in November 1960.
This is Enver Hoxha’s famous speech at the meeting in Moscow in November 1960 when he denounced the Soviet Revisionists in their own home. Probably the finest declaration of principle in the history of Marxism-Leninism.