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And as a contrast to yesterday's headline o' the day...

This, from the land of the two headed eagle:


"When the Berlin Wall fell in Germany, Albania was still under dictatorship. Facing the pressure of events, the regime released its grip slowly, holding multiparty elections in 1991 and finally ceding power altogether the next year....In time, though, [leader Ramiz Alia] and his cohorts were swept away as the country turned its back on the legacy of Enver Hoxha, the totalitarian ruler whose paranoia and uncompromising Stalinism had made Albania the most isolated nation in Europe."Albania has become another country since the fall of communism," says Remzi Lani, former editor of the newspaper Voice of Youth. "Nostalgia for communism in, say, Hungary is understandable. But Albania's regime was so brutal and extreme that our poverty has left no room for nostalgia." 

Sensible people, those Shqiptars.

Anyway, blogging will be light to non-existent for the next few days.

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Blogger Nick Drew said... 10:09 am

You may have been right about Li'l Kim, Mr C  



Blogger James Higham said... 8:14 pm

You off to Albania?  



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