FRANCE: Algerian Bloodshed

Every year for the past three years, almost as regularly as the seasons, the time comes for France to be summoned before the bar of the U.N. over Algeria. Every year some hapless people die in Algeria to dramatize what the debate is about. Last week, as the two embattled sides prepared their briefs. Premier Guy Mollet conferred worriedly in Paris on a new "declaration of intent," and Algerian nationalists staged a wave of terrorism to prove that France was far from having the situation in hand.

The kill and counter-kill began when...

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