Algeria: The Man Who Came to Dinner

During last month's Rabat conference on North African unity, Morocco's handsome, personable King Hassan II wangled an informal invitation to visit Algeria from the charmed guests in the Algerian delegation. Fact was Algeria's Premier Ahmed ben Bella hit the roof when he heard the news, for he reserved the honor of the first official visit of a chief of state to Algeria since its independence for a real advocate of "socialist Arab nationalism," Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser. For all Morocco's warm cooperation during the struggle with France, the high-living young monarch's autocratic...

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