ALGERIA: Forced Pace

Startling as a shout, the silent casbah sprang to life last week, and its outburst basically altered the nature and changed the pace of the long-drawn-out agony known by the bleak title of "the Algerian problem."

In the aftermath of De Gaulle's turbulent five-day visit, two things were becoming clearer. As a hope and a plan, Algérie Française was dead. The European extremists, whose mob violence overthrew the Fourth Republic, had proved paper tigers. And in the face of the mass Moslem hostility displayed last week, not even the most misguided colon could...

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