The World: Fear That Guards the Vineyard

"I guess we have lost Albania," said Nikita Khrushchev to a Chinese delegation in 1961, "and you have gained an important ally." Khrushchev, of course, was being heavily sarcastic after Albania's party boss Enver Hoxha sided with the Chinese against the Soviet revisionists. But ever since Albania has been China's sole friend in Europe. And for the last decade it has been as angry and insulated as Peking itself. Now, following China's lead, Albania is gradually looking outward. It has established trade and diplomatic relations with its long-estranged neighbors, Greece and Yugoslavia, and...

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