ALGERIA: A Vote for Evolution

Only the most legalistic Frenchman could argue last week that the Algerian rebellion was a strictly domestic problem. Morocco's Mohammed V conferred with Secretary Dulles about it in Washington, the U.N. debated it in New York, and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan went to Paris to reassure Premier Félix Gaillard of British backing (but refused to pledge that Britain under no circumstances would supply more arms to Tunisia).

In Paris Gaillard drove through the long-delayed loi-cadre (framework law) to give Algeria limited home rule. Only two months ago the Assembly had cut a...

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