Algeria: Conversation at Midnight

Within days, the long-awaited peace talks between representatives of France and the rebel F.L.N. leaders may be under way.

If so, the man most responsible for making these delicate negotiations possible is Tunisia's President Habib Bourguiba. Last week Bourguiba landed at Paris in De Gaulle's own plane and rushed 28 miles to Rambouillet castle to talk long into the night with the French President. Full of praise for De Gaulle as "the only man who stands a chance of succeeding in this perilous, courageous Algerian venture," Bourguiba said emotionally: "This has been the...

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