Algeria: It's Got to End

The Europeans of Algeria last week were neither soothed by words nor pacified by bullets. From every quarter came appeals to reason. Pope John XXIII wired Archbishop Leon Duval of Algiers, lamenting the "sorrows striking the populations of this land so dear to us" and begging "God to restore concord and end the fratricidal combat." France's High Commissioner Christian Fouchet made a moving radio appeal to the "French of Algeria," asking them not to separate themselves from the homeland. But the Europeans mostly followed the stern orders of the Secret Army Organization's gunmen, who ordered them into the...

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