Enver Hoxha – Great Marxist-Leninist

October 7, 2016

October 16 marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of Enver Hoxha. Although Enver Hoxha passed away on April 11, 1985 his revolutionary deeds and Marxist-Leninist thought will live forever in the life and struggle of the Albanian people and the entire international working class.

Enver Hoxha was the founder of the Party of Labor of Albania and the architect of all the victories of the Albanian people in this, the great epoch of their liberation.

For 40 years, Enver Hoxha led the Albanian people and the Albanian communists in struggle against the nazi-fascist occupiers, against the landlords and capitalist exploiters, against the savage encirclement of international imperialism. In these epoch-making struggles, Enver Hoxha creatively applied the Marxist-Leninist science to solve a series of fundamental problems of the revolution and the construction of socialism.

Continuing the work of great Lenin, Enver Hoxha taught the Albanian people and Albanian communists how to link the national democratic revolution with the socialist revolution. Enver Hoxha showed the people how to build up the national liberation councils not only as organs of the anti-fascist resistance but also as embryos of the peoples’ state power and the dictatorship of the proletariat. Enver Hoxha taught the laboring masses that the fruits of their struggle and sacrifices belonged to them and them alone. Enver Hoxha taught the masses that the life of New Albania would not be decided by foreign powers or by the landlords and capitalists but that everything would be decided by the workers and peasants.

Entrusted by the Party and the people to lead the National Liberation Councils and the anti-fascist war, Enver Hoxha fought with undaunted courage and Marxist-Leninist clarity against the Anglo-American imperialists and their lackeys, the Albanian monarchists and quislings and exposed their plots to rob the people of their victory and re-enslave Albania. The socialist revolution, the culmination of the National Liberation War, overthrew the capitalist relations based on the exploitation of man-by-man and made the Albanian laboring people the owners and masters of the productive forces and wealth of their country. The socialist revolution overthrew the political rule of foreign imperialism and local reaction, making the working class the ruling class in Albania.

All the great economic, social, cultural and political transformations of Albania in these 44 years are a product of the socialist revolution and the line of Enver Hoxha.

In the teeth of savage encirclement by U.S., Soviet and world imperialism, Enver Hoxha taught the Albanian people how to safeguard their independence and defend the revolution by building socialism self-reliantly, on the basis of the struggle and work of the Albanian people themselves. Summing up the positive and negative experience of the Soviet Union, Enver Hoxha initiated a series of measures designed to bar the door to revisionism and the restoration of capitalism in Albania. Enver Hoxha’s Marxist-Leninist thought taught the people the necessity of always remaining vigilant in the face of the imperialist revisionist encirclement and of waging a non-stop struggle against liberalism and bureaucracy in the Party and the socialist state. Enver Hoxha led the great cultural transformations of the new Albania and emphasized the need for the continual revolutionization of the life of the Party and the people.

The work and scientific thought of Enver Hoxha extends beyond the bounds of Albania to the entire international working class. Through his profound analysis of contemporary world developments, his courageous and fiery struggle against modern revisionism and opportunism of all hues, his internationalist efforts in support of the working class, the national liberation movements and the new Marxist-Leninist parties, Enver Hoxha has left his stamp and inspiration on the entire world revolutionary movement. Enver Hoxha, a true revolutionary and a true internationalist, stands out as the greatest Marxist-Leninist of the contemporary era.

In his works “Imperialism and the Revolution,” “The Superpowers,” “Eurocommunism is Anti-Communism” and others, Enver Hoxha makes a profound Marxist-Leninist analysis of the contemporary world, ruthlessly exposing the goals, the strategy and tactics of U.S. imperialism, Soviet imperialism and all the capitalist and reactionary forces. Summing up the experience of the international working class and Marxist-Leninist movement in struggle against imperialism and revisionism, Enver Hoxha creatively applied the Marxist-Leninist theory to provide vital strategic and tactical orientations for the proletarian revolution and the national liberation movements. The writings of Enver Hoxha are an essential and life-giving source for all the genuine Marxist-Leninists, for all revolutionaries and all who hold dear the cause of the proletariat and the peoples.

The titanic struggles of Enver Hoxha against modern revisionism and opportunism of all hues were the great inspiration and guiding red light for all the Marxist-Leninists of the whole world to stand in defense of the revolution and to safeguard the purity of Marxism-Leninism. The momentous struggles of Enver Hoxha against Titoite revisionism, Khruschevite revisionism, Maoism, Euro-Communism, etc., are on a par with the struggles waged by Great Lenin against international social democracy and opportunism. Side-by-side with Stalin, Enver Hoxha and the Albanian communists were the first to expose Titoite revisionism, which after World War II was the trojan horse of Anglo-American imperialism inside the international communist and workers movement.

Enver Hoxha not only exposed the anti-Marxist methods of Tito and foiled his plots to turn Albania into a province of Yugoslavia but also laid bare the capitalist essence of Tito’s theories of “non-alignment” and “self-administrative socialism.”

to be continued