The Algerian war has brought out some of the least attractive free world characters: General Salan and Colonel Gardes, Colonel Leroy, Pierre Lagaillarde, and dozens of others. If I had the choice, I would rather be at the mercy of Nikita Khrushchev than that of Colonel Gardes or Pierre Lagaillarde. There must be many others who think the same way.
WILLIAM WALLACE LIGGETT Berkeley, Calif.
The choice in Algeria is not between democracy and fascism, but rather between Western civilization and Communism. As in the case of the Spanish Civil War, the American press has been unable to realize this fact.