Jusuf Buxhovi: “Macedonia – from antiquity to modern time”, published by “Jalifast Publishing”, Houston, 2021, page 667.

Blerim Mato
The English edition of the voluminous work with 677 pages, “MACEDONIA – FROM ANTIQUITY TO OUR TIME” by the american publisher “Jalifat Publishing” abd author Jusuf Buxhovi, translated by Avni Spahiu, in addition to the English translation of “Kosovo” in three volumes, which has already penetrated many from american and world universities as an alternative literature for the history of Southeast Europe, presents another historiographic achievement of the author in the face of the falsifications and lies of Serbian historiography, as well as the anti-scientific discourse according to which the Kingdom of Macedonia, on the one hand (from the Albanian institutional historiography) is excluded from the Illyrian world it met, and on the other hand, from Greek and European historiography, it is seen as part of Greek Hellenism. Although ancient authors do not see it as such, it is part of the Pelasgian-Illyrian family. Relying on historical facts, the author sees the Kingdom of Macedonia within the trinomial of Illyrian Kingdoms in antiquity: together with the Kingdom of Dardania and Epirus.
The translation of the book into English, as well as its publication in the famous american scientific and university circles, as well as in the world in general, by the well-known American publisher “Jalifat Publishing” from Houston, is of particular interest, because it spreads the truth about Macedonia as part of the Illyrian world, from antiquity, acquired by the Greeks, as well as spreading the truth that in today’s state called North Macedonia, in most of ancient Dardania and later in the province of Kosovo, the historical, ethnic, spiritual, cultural and political Albanians since ancient times, denied by Serbian, Russian, Bulgarian hegemonic historiography and the fabricated “Macedonian” one, in which case they are presented as “descendants”, “invaders”, “tyrants” who came to these areas from the 18th century onwards the help of the Ottomans!
On these platforms, from the Eastern Crisis onwards, the new maps of the countries in the European part of the Ottoman Empire were built, where the ethnic and spiritual-cultural space of the Albanians was divided by the neighboring countries (Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece). They have also served anti-Albanian programs from migrations to ethnocide and genocide, as happened in 1878, 1912, 1944 to continue with the conventions with Turkey for their migration in 1938 and 1953.
Therefore, conceived on these factors and based on stable historical facts, the book in English spreads the truth about the country and the role of Albanians in this state created politically in 1944 by Tito (originally as part of the Yugoslav Federation in accordance with the decisions of AVNOJ of 1943) and in 1992 as an independent state, in which case they will be discriminated either as a national minority during Tito’s Yugoslavia, or with the status of citizenship “with human rights” in the circumstances of the declaration of Macedonian nation-state.
Taking into consideration the latest developments since the proclamation of the Macedonian state, in addition to the criticism of the anti-Albanian policies from Skopje and Belgrade, which, in different forms, continue even in the new circumstances, using geopolitical factors on the one hand regional and on the other hand the great weaknesses of the Albanian state and that of Kosovo in relation to the ignoring of the Albanian issue in Macedonia, in this work, with a critical eye, the role of the Albanian political factor in the Macedonian political scene from 1992 onwards is evaluated . Criticism is directed at the unwillingness to defend the position of the 1992 referendum on the status of the state-forming people on the concept of a federal-confederate state of two equal peoples (Albanians and Macedonians). In this work, also, the lack of consistency of the Albanian military factor within the KLA war of 2001 in the political demands, starting with those for a federal state (Albanian-Macedonian), which, within a short time, they will be reduced to those for the “citizen state”, i.e. the corpus of human rights, for which there is no need to fight at all, since they are guaranteed by the UN Charter in the framework of fundamental rights and freedoms everywhere in the world. This political degradation of the war is best reflected with the Ohrid Agreement, in which case, the political class that came to power “with the merits of the war”, did nothing but replace the ideal of freedom, for what blood was also spilled, in that of personal interests and benefits up to the mean ones, it will be transformed into a vassal of Macedonian politics, into a contemporary part of the parliamentary farce, which will use the Albanian political factor for the well-known goals of the state, where the side of confusing the constitutional equality of the Albanian language as a precondition for state equality with that of the legal equality of the language, self-deception and marginalization of the minority Albanians takes place.