FRANCE: A Plan for Algeria

The United Nations let France off last February with only a warning to seek a "peaceful, democratic and just solution" of the Algerian mess. But the U.N. put France on probation; it was clear that France would have to come forth with something more specific than last winter's vague promises. Last week, as the U.N. prepared to open its 12th General Assembly meeting and its corridors began to echo with talk of Algeria, French Premier Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury announced his new plan for Algeria, and called Parliament into special session to consider it. Bourgès, 43, France's youngest Premier since 1883,...