Algeria: Le Putsch a Froid?

In Algiers last week, an average of ten people a day were shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death. Between murders, the city rocked to the explosion of plastic bombs and to the dishpan clamor of Europeans who poured into the streets shouting "Algérie Franfaise!" and "De Gaulle au poteau!" (De Gaulle to the gallows). Once the bitter war in Algeria was fought between the French and the Moslems.

Now it is fought mostly between French and French—those who back Charles de Gaulle in his desperate efforts to negotiate an agreement that will hand over Algeria to the Moslems, and those...

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