Enver Hoxha – Great Marxist-Leninist
December 10, 2016
Below is the second in a two part article published in honor of the 108th anniversary of the birth of Enver Hoxha. The first part appeared in the October 7, 2016 issue of “The Worker.”
Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labor of Albania were also the first to recognize and unmask Khrushchevite modern revisionism. With the death of Stalin, the Khrushchevite revisionist clique seized the leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Khrushchev sought to steer the entire international communist and workers movement onto the path of capitulation to U.S. and world imperialism. At first, gambling on the prestige of the Soviet Union, flattering some and suppressing others, Khrushchev held sway. Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labor of Albania stepped forward to expose Khrushchevite revisionism. The Khrushchevites swore they would crush Albania but this small nation in the Balkans stood up to the ferocious revisionist blockade because Enver Hoxha taught the Albanian working people that the struggle between Marxism-Leninism and revisionism would decide not only the question of the independence and socialism of Albania but also the future of the world revolution and the cause of the international proletariat. In the selfless Leninist spirit of proletarian internationalism, the Albanian communists and the whole Albanian people stood up to the Khrushchevite blackmail and unmasked the features of modern revisionism before the working people of the world. Enver Hoxha’s fiery defense of Marxism-Leninism thoroughly routed Khrushchev’s rotten theories which claimed that U.S. imperialism had given up its aggression and become “peaceloving,” that the lessons of the red October on the questions of the revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat had become “outdated,” etc., etc. Enver Hoxha saved the day for the international communist and workers’ movement. Today the world-wide Marxist-Leninist movement finds its source and its inspiration in this heroic and selfless struggle of the PLA and Enver Hoxha against Khrushchevite modern revisionism.
And Enver Hoxha, a true proletarian internationalist and revolutionary Marxist-Leninist, never stopped fighting international imperialism and revisionism and opportunism of all hues. Enver Hoxha worked ceaselessly to strengthen the international Marxist-Leninist and revolutionary movement. When the influence of Chinese revisionism and Mao Tsetung Thought was disorienting the new Marxist-Leninist parties and threatening to subordinate the interests of the proletariat and the revolution to the needs of U.S. imperialism, Enver Hoxha again was the first to recognize the danger and rally the entire international army of communists to repudiate Chinese revisionism and Maoism. This historic struggle was absolutely necessary and timely both for safeguarding revolutionary Marxism-Leninism and for keeping the new Marxist-Leninist parties firmly on the high road of the revolutionary class struggle.
The person of Enver Hoxha has been gone from the revolutionary ranks for thirty-one years and eight months. But his legacy lives and will live forever in the minds and hearts of working class and Marxist-Leninists throughout the world. Enver Hoxha left his imprint on all the Marxist-Leninist parties of the world, whose work and struggle are indelibly stamped with the inspiration and scientific thought of Enver Hoxha. Enver Hoxha left us his own Marxist-Leninist writings, a summary of the experience and struggles of Albanian and world proletariat, a body of work which forever enhances the life-giving arsenal of Marxism-Leninism and provides the orientation for the contemporary world revolution.
To commemorate the birth of Enver Hoxha is to take to heart the life and thought of this great revolutionary, great Marxist-Leninist and true internationalist. It is to re-dedicate ourselves to the cause of the international proletariat, the class to which Enver Hoxha devoted his whole life and all his energies. It is to return again and again to the writings of Enver Hoxha and to translate them into revolutionary deeds which advance the cause of the revolution, socialism and communism.