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Forum: History Today, 18:44
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
Except you've attacked Albania and Albanians...

Except you've attacked Albania and Albanians before, and you still haven't clarified your posts.

Again, this post makes no sense coming from someone like yourself. Who decides who is "irrelevant,"...
Forum: History Today, 05:00
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
Is it because you harbor some strange grudge...

Is it because you harbor some strange grudge against Albanians that you don't want to divulge? In March you called Albania "the Biggest Little Country in the World" and in November said that "Albania...
Forum: History Yesterday, 17:24
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
For the record, Nexhmije wrote a two-volume work...

For the record, Nexhmije wrote a two-volume work titled Jeta ime me Enverin (My Life with Enver) in the late 90s. She notes that she had a romantic relationship with Enver during the war and that...
Forum: History 15th April 2014, 18:24
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
Albanian law and psychology viewed homosexuality...

Albanian law and psychology viewed homosexuality as the remnant of patriarchal and backward class societies, thus trying to provide a materialist analysis of the phenomenon. I never defended the...
Forum: History 15th April 2014, 07:34
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
The East German revisionists decriminalized...

The East German revisionists decriminalized homosexuality in the early 70s, which isn't surprising considering the fact that German homosexuals actually had a history of being organized and...
Forum: History 15th April 2014, 06:09
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
Beyond a part of the legal code attacking...

Beyond a part of the legal code attacking "sodomy," no, he didn't. There was never any homosexual "identity" (so to speak) in Albania. Homosexuality simply wasn't discussed outside of very specific...
Forum: History 15th April 2014, 05:44
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
That's not my point. You'd be hard-pressed to...

That's not my point. You'd be hard-pressed to find any mention of homosexuality in Albanian publications during the socialist period. Muho Asllani, who worked with Hoxha, said in a recent interview...
Forum: History 15th April 2014, 03:45
Replies: 37
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ismail
There's no evidence. The claim that he was gay is...

There's no evidence. The claim that he was gay is used by the right-wing in Albanian politics as a way to somehow denigrate his character.

The regulations against homosexuality in Albania, as in...
Forum: Politics 10th April 2014, 21:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ismail
It's significant because it demonstrates the...

It's significant because it demonstrates the utterly wrong course the Cubans had embarked upon. In 1988 Castro also told one interviewer that the idea of Gorbachev endorsing bourgeois democracy and...
Forum: Politics 10th April 2014, 12:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ismail
Well considering that the Albanians attacked...

Well considering that the Albanians attacked Gorbachev's policies while Cuba was continuing to shower the USSR with praise, to the extent that Fidel Castro was praising Gorbachev even after the...
Forum: Politics 9th April 2014, 17:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ismail
It would be a formality had it occurred when...

It would be a formality had it occurred when Gorbachev was actually in power, but Castro made those remarks in a 1992 interview.

I wasn't arguing that Cuba was a Soviet neo-colony under Gorbachev...
Forum: History 8th April 2014, 18:15
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By Ismail
As a footnote, the Albanian position throughout...

As a footnote, the Albanian position throughout 1990 remained basically the same as it did in Hoxha's time: support for Kosovo becoming a republic within Yugoslavia alongside the republics of Serbia,...
Forum: Politics 8th April 2014, 09:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ismail
No, I'm saying that you aren't consistent. I...

No, I'm saying that you aren't consistent.

I also do not see how the possibility of constructing socialism in one country failed. It succeeded in the USSR and Albania. Of course, as Lenin and...
Forum: Politics 8th April 2014, 07:21
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ismail
To quote a post from you: And yet what...

To quote a post from you:
And yet what "isolationism" did Albania pursue? Hoxha stated multiple times that Albania never pursued an autarkic economic policy, that Albania traded with various...
Forum: Politics 7th April 2014, 13:36
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Ismail
I don't really know why you take issue with what...

I don't really know why you take issue with what Cuba's doing when you've attacked Socialist Albania for prohibiting joint ventures and foreign investments in its 1976 Constitution.

Not that Cuba...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 22nd March 2014, 18:51
Replies: 106
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ismail
Kim Il Sung laid the foundations for a lot of the...

Kim Il Sung laid the foundations for a lot of the DPRK's present policies. Also he was raised a Christian and did like to speak of it in somewhat fond terms in the last decades of his life, but...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 22nd March 2014, 12:58
Replies: 106
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ismail
"In Pyongyang, I believe that even Tito will be...

"In Pyongyang, I believe that even Tito will be astonished at the proportions of the cult of his host, which has reached a level unheard of anywhere else, either in past or present times, let alone...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 21st March 2014, 03:45
Replies: 41
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ismail
Well his law firm did, at one point in time,...

Well his law firm did, at one point in time, legitimately assist blacks facing discrimination. To quote the NYT obituary, "'Most blacks — that’s who they went to,' the Rev. Ben Scott, president of...
Forum: History 19th March 2014, 01:50
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Ismail
Despite procrastination on my part, I've now...

Despite procrastination on my part, I've now scanned The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: https://archive.org/download/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/The%20Myth%20of%20Capitalism%20Reborn.pdf
Forum: History 15th March 2014, 05:31
Replies: 191
Views: 23,177
Posted By Ismail
CNN's Cold War series had an episode about the...

CNN's Cold War series had an episode about the Marshall Plan and how, among other things, the CIA worked to prevent a victory of the Communist Party in Italian elections. See:...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 15th March 2014, 05:21
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Ismail
As Engels noted in Socialism: Utopian and...

As Engels noted in Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/ch02.htm),
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 15th March 2014, 01:58
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Ismail
You appear to have gotten confused; it was...

You appear to have gotten confused; it was Bukharin, for instance, who called for the kulaks to "enrich yourselves," and who declared that they would peacefully "grow into" socialism. As Stalin said...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 14th March 2014, 19:43
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Ismail
Pretty sure it's a picture of a Nazi soldier on...

Pretty sure it's a picture of a Nazi soldier on the Eastern Front during WWII, obviously not with standard infantry gear.

I wasn't linking it specifically for you to watch, I linked to it because...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 14th March 2014, 01:08
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Ismail
To quote (http://marx2mao.com/M&E/OM77.html#s2)...

To quote (http://marx2mao.com/M&E/OM77.html#s2) Engels: "Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple ...
Forum: Practice & Propaganda 13th March 2014, 23:57
Replies: 26
Views: 3,561
Posted By Ismail
Marxism is a science, it is omnipotent because it...

Marxism is a science, it is omnipotent because it is true, not true because it is omnipotent. When Bordiga proclaimed Marxism an "invariant doctrine," this was his attempt to consolidate his sect's...
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