186. The November 8th Publishing House | v 2.0

Established in Canada in 2021, this site provides access to English-language pdfs of anti-revisionist literature and the name should sound familiar. The original “8 Nëntori” Publishing House, literally meaning “8 November” in Albanian, honours the founding of the Party of Labour of Albania on November 8th, 1941. It published Enver Hoxha’s Selected Works, his Reflections, his many theoretical works, his memoirs, historical notes, and more.

The new incarnation, while republishing material from the Hoxha’s canon, aims “to promote discussion among Marxist-Leninists, even reprinting controversial figures and literature. In this work, we should note that reprinting does not mean we endorse the content — nor does it necessarily represent our views — it only means that we acknowledge that there may be some value in studying it.” Amongst its existing list are titles from the usual suspects, Lenin, Stalin, Dimitrov, Zhdanov, Ramiz Alia , Nexhmije Hoxha,  and Wang Ming and Kim Il Sung. Being based near Ottawa (formerly at Toronto), there are some specifically Canadian communist literature reprinted.

Amongst its publications is a new collection Congress of Betrayal – The November 8th Publishing House (wordpress.com) partially of previous untranslated comments from Enver’s Diary and other more familiar material. This selection covers the decade 1955-1966, covering such events as the 20th Congress and the denunciation of Stalin, including his epochal 1960 Moscow Meeting speech, the Hungarian counter-revolution and its source, the “anti-party” plot of Molotov et al., to the break of diplomatic relations by the Soviets in 1961, and the removal of Khrushchev and the 23rd Brezhnev Congress in 1964-66.

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What it illustrates is the argumentation forcibly and persistently offered in the through-going contradictions with the revisionist developments under Khrushchev. Far from being a pawn in the Sino-Soviet split, as if Albania was a side show in the anti-revisionist struggle, it highlights the contribution made sincerely and independently in that anti-revisionist struggle. Having read Albania Challenges Khrushchev Revisionism (New York 1976) or The Party of Labor of Albania in Battle with Modern Revisionism (Tirana 1972) you will know what to expect, and the speech delivered at the meeting of 81 Communist and Workers’ parties in Moscow (November 16, 1960) is included in the collection. That self-reverential sense that “we have done our sacred duty to Marxism-Leninism” still pervades the selection but then again, reality proved the life-and-death class struggle they were engaged in. The disruption of the international movement and eventual disintegration did see the attempted formation and reorganisation of anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist forces. Something the Albanian party did pay close attention too.

Any evaluation of the struggle experienced by the Party of Labour of Albania led by Enver Hoxha should acknowledge it opened up the gates for the formation of the new Marxist-Leninist parties and the end of the old “fossilized and demobilized” Communist parties in the early stages of that struggle. The subsequent stance raises other questions which seems to have influenced some of the selected inclusions in the collection, before Hoxhaism was clearly delineated from Maoism,to reinforce the (contested) position that the PLA were the only forces to assess every deviationist move of the USSR correctly from the very beginning.

Congress of Betrayal | CONTENTS

KHRUSHCHEV ANNULS THE INFORMBUREAU DECISION (May 23, 1955)

WE ARE ALONE AGAINST TITO (May 25, 1955)

DITYRAMBS FROM TITO TO KHRUSHCHEV (February 18, 1956)

ON KHRUSHCHEV’S SECRET SPEECH (February 26, 1956)

THE AMERICAN IMPERIALISTS CAN NEVER CHANGE THEIR ESSENCE (March 8, 1956)

THE “ITALIAN WAY TOWARDS SOCIALISM” (March 18, 1956)

THE TRAITORS REHABILIATED UNDER THE PRETEXT OF THE “CULT OF THE INDIVIDUAL” (March 30, 1956)

A REVISIONIST PLOT AGAINST THE PARTY (April 16, 1956)

THE LESSONS WE SHOULD DRAW FROM THE PARTY CONFERENCE OF THE CITY OF TIRANA (April 21,1956)

THE 20th CONGRESS DID NOT PUT MATTERS RIGHT (May 26, 1956)

MOLOTOV HAS BEEN SACRIFICED FOR TITO (June 4, 1956)

KHRUSHCHEV SUGGESTS TO USE THE EXPERIENCE OF HITLER (June 23, 1956)

ANOTHER SLANDER LAID ON STALIN (July 2, 1956)

THE FOREIGN PRESS SALIVATES OVER THE MANOEVRE OF KHRUSHCHEV (July 3, 1956)

THE CHINESE ARE FOLLOWING THE ROAD OF THE SOVIETS (September 17, 1956)

IN NO WAY WILL WE MAKE CONCESSIONS ON PRINCIPLES (November 13, 1956)

TITO ATTACKS SOCIALISM, KHRUSHCHEV APPEASES (November 22, 1956)

TO KEEP OUR UNITY STRONG FOR IT IS VITAL (January 3, 1957)

WHAT ARE RAKOSI’S MISTAKES? (January 8, 1957)

THE THESES OF THE 20th CONGRESS HAVE CREATED A DANGEROUS SITUATION (February 13, 1957)

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION AND THE TASKS OF THE PARTY (February 13, 1957)

EPITHETS AGAINST OUR PARTY AND PEOPLE (April 11, 1957)

ECONOMIC COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN IMPERIALISTS (May 28, 1957)

AN “ANTI-PARTY GROUP”? (July 4, 1957)

THE YUGOSLAV AGENT PANAJOT PLAKU SENDS A LETTER TO KHRUSHCHEV (July 22, 1957)

KHRUSCHEV “DEFENDS” US BEAUTIFULLY (August 5, 1957)

ZHUKOV DOES NOT AGREE WITH KHRUSHCHEV (October 17, 1957)

ZHUKOV DISMISSED FROM ABROAD (October 25, 1957)

A DECLARATION THE ULTRA-REVISIONISTS OPPOSE (November 16, 1957)

TOGLIATTI’S “POLYCENTRISM” IN EMBRYO (November 19, 1957)

THE MORE THE SOVIETS CONCEED, THE MORE THE SITUATIONS WORSEN (January 9, 1958)

KHRUSHCHEV’S “COEXISTENCE” (March 12, 1958)

KHRUSHCHEV MEETS WITH ALL THE BOURGEOIS (March 24, 1958)

THE SOVIETS DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE BETRAYAL OF THE TITOITES (April 9, 1958)

COMECON CONSULTATION WORK STARTED (May 20, 1958)

MEETING OF THE POLITICAL CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF THE WARSAW PACT (May 24, 1958)

MODERN REVISIONISM MUST BE FOUGHT MERCILESSLY UNTIL ITS COMPLETE THEORETICAL AND POLITICAL DESTRUCTION (June 22, 1958)

LENIN’S BOOK ON THE STRUGGLE AGAINST REVISIONISM CAME OUT (July 4, 1958)

KHRUSHCHEV SETS CONDITIONS FOR HIS ARRIVAL IN ALBANIA (May 19, 1959)

THE VISIT THROUGH OUR COUNTRY BEGAN (May 27, 1959)

KHRUSHCHEV CONTINUES HIS VISIT TO THE SOUTH (June 2, 1959)

FROM KHRUSHCHEV’S STAY IN ALBANIA (June 3, 1959)

SOME MATTERS FROM THE TALKS WITH KHRUSHCHEV WHICH AROUSE DOUBT (June 6, 1959)

POLICY OF SOFTNESS, COMPROMISES AND CONCESSIONS TOWARDS AMERICAN IMPERIALISM (March 25, 1960)

OUR SUSPICIONS ABOUT THE IMPROPER WORK OF THE SOVIET GEOLOGISTS ARE CONFIRMED (March 30, 1960)

OPPOSING VIEWS WITH THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR (May 16, 1960)

KHRUSHCHEV’S SECOND LETTER — WHAT IS HIDDEN BEHIND HIS ACTIONS (June 8, 1960)

A MEETING WHICH IS TURNING INTO A PLOT (June 21, 1960)

KHRUSHCHEV WILL NEVER DECEIVE THE PARTY OF LABOUR OF ALBANIA (June 22, 1960)

WE SHOULD NOT SUBMIT TO ANY PRESSURE (June 24, 1960)

OUR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE NEW, DISGUISED REVISIONISTS HAS BEGUN (July 27, 1960)

THEY SUMMON US TO MOSCOW TO FORCE US TO CAPITULATE (August 16, 960)

KHRUSHCHEV AND HIS COLLEAGUES INCREASE THE PRESSURE ON US (September 10, 1960)

RADIOGRAM TO COMRADE HYSNI KAPO IN MOSCOW (October 1, 1960)

WE ARE NOT FOR SERENADE NOCTURNE (October 7, 1960)

A DISHONOURABLE AND ANTI-MARXIST ACT BY KHRUSHCHEV (November 8, 1960)

SPEECH DELIVERED AT THE MEETING OF 81 COMMUNIST AND WORKERS’ PARTIES IN MOSCOW ON BEHALF OF THE CC OF THE PLA (November 16, 1960)

WE HAVE DONE OUR SACRED DUTY TO MARXISMLENINISM (November 16, 1960)

RADIOGRAM TO COMRADE HYSNI KAPO IN MOSCOW (November 30, 1960)

ON THE MEETING OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNIST AND WORKERS’ PARTIES WHICH WAS HELD IN MOSCOW IN NOVEMBER 1960 (December 19, 1960)

THE PRINCIPLED AND CONSISTENT STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPERIALISM AND REVISIONISM HAS BEEN AND REMAINS THE ROAD OF OUR PARTY (December 20, 1960)

SLANDERS AND PRESSURE DO NOT FRIGHTEN US —WE DO NOT FALL ON OUR KNEES (February 201961)

FLAGRANT TROTSKYITE VIOLATION OF EVERY NORM OF MARXISM AND EQUALITY (August 4, 1961

THE POLITICAL BUREAU APPROVES THE STATEMENT AGAINST THE MODERN REVISIONISTS’ ATTACKS (October 20, 1961)

TWENTY YEARS OF THE PARTY OF LABOUR OF ALBANIA (November 7, 1961)

THEY TRY TO INTIMIDATE US, WE TERRIFY THEM (November 25, 1961

THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT HAS BROKEN OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH US (December 3,1961)

PANORAMA OF THE YEAR 1961 (December 31, 1961).

WHY HAS GROMYKO GONE TO VISIT TITO? (April 17, 1962)

A NEW AGREEMENT WHICH WILL SERVE THE ARMING AND THE WARMONGERING PLOTS OF THE USA AND THE USSR (May 25, 1962)

THE KHRUSHCHEVITES ARE COWARDS, COMPROMISERS AND TRAITORS (October 23, 1962)

KENNEDY REVEALS KHRUSHCHEV’S COURSE OF BETRAYAL (June 12, 1963)

MODERN REVISIONISM IN THE SERVICE OF AMERICAN IMPERIALISM (June 14, 1963)

THE MODERN REVISIONISTS ON THE WAY TO DEGENERATING INTO SOCIAL-DEMOCRATS AND TO FUSING WITH SOCIAL-DEMOCRACY (April 7, 1964)

AN OPEN LETTER (October 5, 1964)

THE FALL OF THE TRAITOR NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV (October 17, 1964)

THE FALL OF KHRUSHCHEV DOES NOT PUT AN END TO KHRUSHCHEVITE REVISIONISM (November 1, 1964)

 THE CHINESE WANT TO IMPOSE THEIR OPINIONS ON US (November 3, 1964)

BREZHNEV IS TRYING TO FOOL THE CHINESE FIRST OF ALL (November 7, 1964)

TOGLIATTI’S “TESTAMENT,” THE CRISIS OF MODERN REVISIONISM AND THE STRUGGLE OF THE MARXIST-LENINISTS (November 13, 1964)

TWENTY YEARS OF SOCIALIST ALBANIA (November 28, 1964)

MODERN REVISIONISM — THE MAIN DANGER AND ENEMY IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST AND WORKERS’ MOVEMENT (October 6, 1965)

ON BREZHNEV’S REPORT TO THE 23rd CONGRESS OF THE CPSU (March 30, 1966)

THE OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION OF REVISIONISM …… The Khrushchevites, Tirana 1984, pp. 183-202, 2nd Eng.


Other sources of anti-revisionist material from Albania

Representative Anti-Revisionist Materials from Albania (marxists.org)

Banned or suppressed news in or about Albania (bannedthought.net)

Enver Hoxha Archive – English (250x.com)

Enver Hoxha Internet Archive – Marxists

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/hoxha/works-index.htm

Enver Hoxha – Selected Works – Left side of the road

Hoxha Works – Marxist Leninist Books

https://marxistleninistbooks.blogspot.com/2022/06/hoxha-works.html


Enver Hoxha – Enver Hoxha’s Books in English

http://www.enverhoxha.info/english/books.php

One thought on “186. The November 8th Publishing House | v 2.0

  1. Dear Friends, Thank you for this. As you mention, we dont have to agree with someone to publish or read about what they said or did! We need to know because in order to serve the people we need to know the wrong lines which have influenced and may still influence thousands if not millions of people if not exposed and struggled against…. the struggle is ongoing. Best wishes

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