Algeria: A Way Out?

What was remarkable in Algiers last week was the absence of gunfire. Contrary to predictions, the trial of Raoul Salan, in which the S.A.O. leader's life had been spared, did not incite his followers to greater violence. For several days not a single Moslem was shot down in the streets by S.A.O. terrorists. The mortars that usually lobbed shells into the Casbah were silent. No booby-trapped autos exploded in the midst of Moslem crowds. Instead, there was the crackling of flames as the S.A.O. put to the torch the Europeans' own schools, public buildings and farms. The new policy...

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