Albania: The Black Sheep

Whatever else Albania's Red Boss Enver Hoxha might be, he has proved himself a spunky fellow. Who else would dare walk into the big international Communist powwow in Moscow last November and call Nikita Khrushchev a "revisionist" to his face? Indeed, Hoxha's blasphemy went even farther, according to a partial transcript of his speech that reached the outside world last week.

"The cult of personality does not apply only to Stalin," sneered 52-year-old Hoxha (pronounced Ho-ja), as the delegates from 81 worldwide Communist parties sat gaping. "Khrushchev has distorted the theses of...

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