ALBANIA: Not Forever And Enver

ALBANIA: Not Forever And Enver

Even after his death in 1985, Enver Hoxha dominated the town and city squares of Albania. Statues of the dictator were everywhere, including a 30-ft. bronze monolith in the center of Tirana, the capital. But the legacy of the Stalinist strongman has come under assault in recent months, and last week Hoxha's statues were falling. Students in the capital, demanding that Enver Hoxha University be renamed, threw ropes around the monument and brought it crashing down.

President Ramiz Alia is struggling to keep his government from suffering the same fate. Since last summer, persistent demonstrations have forced Alia to promise reforms,...

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