By George Novack
Marxism is dialectical, Novack explains. It considers all phenomena of their improvement, of their transition from one nation to a different. And it really is materialist, explaining the realm as topic in movement that exists sooner than and independently of human realization.
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One of the photographed guides had in the interval managed to defect while acting as an interpreter in western Europe. Our present guides suggested that, as a traitor, his face be ceremonially scratched from the photograph. Although it was raining, I went out at once for a walk, glancing behind me at intervals to see whether I was tailed. I wasn’t, and I felt mildly put out at being so unimportant. I took shelter for a time under the colonnade of the Palace of Culture, a marble-faced building that ran along one side of the square.
Not even the firmest of Enver Hoxha’s partisans would maintain that Tirana is an exciting or vibrant city, but it is safe, and though the streets are only half-lit by lamps of feeble power, whose principal effect is to cast deep shadows without illuminating anything, one senses at once that muggings and robberies do not happen here. In a country with an immemorial tradition of banditry, and a world in which it is ever less safe to venture out of one’s room after dark, this is no mean achievement, a triumph, one might almost say, for personal liberty.
When Albanians are free to erect statues to whomsoever they please, we shall see whether they erect any to Philby. The photographs in the museum show Hoxha emerging from the war surprisingly sleek, indeed fat. Addressing the microphone during the proclamation of the new republic in Tirana in 1944, he reminded me very powerfully of another leader: Franco. So alike were they physically that, were it not for the star on Hoxha’s military beret, this photograph of him could be inserted in a biography of Franco, and not more than one in a hundred readers notice the substitution.
An Introduction to the Logic of Marxism by George Novack