FRANCE: The General's Olive Branch

Of all the things that General Charles de Gaulle has done, or not done, since he took over as Premier, nothing so riled the extremist colons of Algeria as his failure to give a Cabinet post to their burly idol, Jacques ("Le Tombeur") Soustelle, the Parisian politician who was the brains of the Algerian settlers' revolt against the Fourth Republic. When, during his first visit to Algeria, the streets rang with the cry "Vive Soustelle!", De Gaulle in his laconic and oracular way merely said: "Soustelle will have a place at my...

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