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Linh Dinh recovering from illness in Tirana, Albania; plus my latest with Richie Allen

Listen HERE First half hour: Poet-journalist-photoessayist Linh Dinh, recovering after a nasty bout with what may have been COVID-19, reports from Tirana, Albania. Why are Albanians, like so many others around the world, obsessed with American kitsch, at the very moment when America’s empire and culture are in steep decline? Check out Linh’s pictures of the spaghetti western themed restaurant and other items of Tirana Americana, and read his postcards from Albania: Dying Thoughts, Fred Reed, Joe Biden and John Cassavetes, Juden Über Alles!, From Communism to Remembering the Holocaust, in Tirana Second half hour: Richie Allen, Europe’s leading alternative…