Albania: Benighted Nation

Albania is the most wretched country in Europe. Hardly anybody wants in, and most of its people, given half a chance, would like to get out.

Still, to earn desperately needed hard currency, the country's Communist bosses maintain an official guide service, Albtourist, which boasts of "incomparable Adriatic beaches" (all guarded by cruising police boats) and "centuries-old ruins." Business has been a little slack for Albtourist in the other satellite countries since Albania's quarrel with Khrushchev. Albtourist has even hopefully sent its tourist folders to a small West German travel agency in...

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