On this page you will find the 6 volumes of the Selected Works of Enver Hoxha. They were published over a period of 13 years, from 1974 to 1987 and it appears the project was not fully considered at the beginning. This means that there is some overlap of time (and also articles) in Volumes 2 and 3. The last two volumes, 5 and 6, were published (at least in English) after Enver Hoxha’s death on 11th April 1985. These important books have been prepared for the internet by the Russian site ‘Enver Hoxha – His Life and Works’ and we appreciate the work they have done to enable the greater dissemination of his ideas.
Covers the period November 1941 – October 1948. This was the period from the foundation of the Albanian Communist Party, through the War of Liberation to the establishment of the People’s Republic of Albania.
Covers the period from November 1948 – November 1960. This was the time of the growth of modern Soviet Revisionism, following the death of Joseph Stalin in March 1953, up to the Meeting of Communist Parties in Moscow in November 1960 where Hoxha made his famous speech denouncing Khrushchev and his sycophantic hangers-on. (There’s an error on the page with the dates.)
Covers the period from June 1960 – October 1965. During this time Albania was coming under increasing pressure and threat from both the Yugoslav and the Soviet revisionists. The PLA was making a principled stance in the World Communist Movement and as a result was becoming more and more isolated as different parties followed the slavish road of Khrushchev.
Covers the period February 1966 – July 1975. The fight against imperialism and revisionism continues but relationships with the Communist Party of China start to become strained.
Covers the period November 1976 – June 1980. An intense period where the PLA continues to fight against modern revisionism, which has now morphed into ‘Eurocommunism’. The split with China becomes complete as Deng Xiaoping takes control of the Communist party of China.
Covers the period from July 1980 – December 1984. Now surrounded and attacked by the imperialists and the revisionists the PLA concentrates on the difficult task of the construction of socialism and the maintenance of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in Albania.