ALGERIA: Cheaper Than War

Born of a mob uprising and led initially by men seemingly abashed at their own daring, the Algiers insurrection last week hardened into an organized revolution. By week's end the insurgents possessed a kind of legislature — the 70-man All-Algeria Committee of Public Safety. They also had an executive, "united unto death"—a three-man supreme junta composed of Gaullist Jacques Soustelle, Paratroop General Jacques Massu, and slight, intense Mohammed Sid Cara, a Moslem physician who served as Secretary for Algerian Affairs in the last government.

Above all. the insurgents had a policy for...

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