TUNISIA: Wedding Day

Pierre Mendès-France nearly had it in his hand. Before he could grasp it, he was thrown out of office. Last week Mendès-France's successor. Premier Edgar Faure. closed his fingers on it: a settlement between France and Tunisia which, if carried out by men of good will, may bring an end to bloodshed and revolt in Tunisia, and diminish the despair and desperation in neighboring Morocco and Algeria.

For nearly eight months, through the fall of one French government and the emergence of another, French-Tunisian negotiations have ground on in Paris, sometimes almost...

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