Algeria: At Least Not Chaos

"Believe me, it is not easy to resist the temptation to power," said Algeria's Premier Ahmed Ben Bella last week on the first anniversary of Algeria's inde pendence. In the past year Ben Bella's problem has not been so much to resist power as to keep it, along with a modicum of order. By and large he has done better than he or anyone else had a right to expect. In almost any other place, the country's problems would be considered disastrous, but in Algeria they add up to stability of sorts.

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