America, by Joseph Kennedy and Tom Doshy

America, by Joseph Kennedy and Tom Doshy

Alfred Lela

Tom Doshi and Altina Xhoxhaj do not resemble each other. The first is a controversial businessman, introduced to politics through Fatos Nano's libertine 'nothing is illegal', and left there as a pragmatic calculation of Edi Rama.

His profile, somewhere between the brave in business and the novice in politics, however, has become dominant in the last decade. It represents the appetite of some Albanian businessmen to cross the streets of Joseph Kennedy, the father of the American president, JFK, who from a Prohibition Prohibition smuggler became the US Ambassador to England and the patriarch of one of the families America's most powerful.

Paradoxically, on his way to political legitimacy, Tom Doshi has clashed with the Americans. Not the same, but the descendants of that political and social legacy that produced Joseph Kennedy and his political legitimacy. But, that doesn’t matter, because we’re no longer in the Peaky Blinders era, right?

Altina Xhoxhaj, a former senior judge of the Republic, also seeks to legitimize herself and the former system by delegitimizing a new system, set up as a combination of international will and political needs. She had filed a complaint in Strasbourg with the European Court of Human Rights but was dismissed.

Both Doshi and Xhoxhaj, are with one foot in the past and one hand that creeps into the roots of a new system that is trying to be erected in the meantime in Albania. Status and money are not enough to buy the conversion. They have learned that the systems they produced are not eternal.

As in Bob Dylan's song "it may be God or hell, but you have to serve someone."

In this case, the services of the past come back to thwart those of the future.

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