Tunisia: The Bridge

"Unless there are seven chances in ten for something positive," said Tunisia's President Habib Bourguiba in 1959, "I don't much like going to Paris." But last week the odds in favor of ending the Algerian war finally seemed to have shifted in Bourguiba's eyes: receiving a cordial invitation from President Charles de Gaulle to come to Paris "at his own convenience," he promptly accepted.

Enraged King. Few men have a higher stake in Algerian peace than Bourguiba. His tiny (pop. 4,000,000) impoverished nation plays reluctant host to 150,000 Algerian refugees and also serves as the training ground and rest camp for...

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