Skip to comments.Albania struggles to deal with Communist past
Posted on 04/02/2010 5:04:15 AM PDT by decimon
Since the collapse of Communist rule in Eastern Europe in 1989, the countries involved have explored different ways of dealing with the past. Albania took a different path to many, something which is still affecting it today, says the BBC's Iain MacInnes.
We met Ramiz Alia, the former leader of the Communist Party of Albania and, later, the first president of the post-communist Republic of Albania.
Enver Hoxha, who led Albania from World War II until his death in 1985, designated Mr Alia as his successor as party leader.
Mr Alia, who remained in power until 1992, has some regrets about his time in charge.
"I am sorry and I consider it a bad thing that there have been people who have become victims of our carelessness, our severe actions, or... the mistakes or our institutions, like the secret police," he says.
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And the USSA struggles with its Socialist/Fascist present and future.
What’s this? They know all they have to do is claim they are “ethnic Albanians” and the UN will hand them another country, if Bosnia is getting too crowded.
Amen. I was going to say the exact same thing. Even if we roll back Obama’s communist monstrosity, along with Bush’s soft-socialist welfare state expansions, we are going to be digging ourselves out of these indulgent years for years to come. People are going to look back with shame on today’s politicians and the general public, who still thinks they are entitled to whatever they want with someone else (ie, the “rich”) paying for it.
GMTA. I thought basically the same as I read the headline.
“America struggles to deal with Communist present” is my post.