Algeria: Wolves at the Table

Ill-shaven, nervous, speaking in halting French, Belkacem Krim was clearly a better guerrilla leader than a diplomat; he understood little of the give and take of negotiation. Yet last week Krim was winning good marks for his leadership of the F.L.N. delegation at the French lakeside resort of Evian-les-Bains. France's Algerian Affairs Minister Louis Joxe was impressed by Krim's obvious sincerity, his single-mindedness, and the studied moderation of his language. "He and his kind were hunted like wolves for years on end," said one French delegate. "It would be futile to expect...

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